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mad_t_house
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Friday, August 6, 2010 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi

Just wondering about the condition of Red Squirrel Lake Road for minivans - using the "rough road" to access Ferguson Bay. Also is there parking available.

Thanks

Dee
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alscool
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Post Number: 264
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Friday, August 6, 2010 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Is it a Dodge? Just kidding!

Washboard is the worst of the Red Squirel Rd.
The access road is a bit rougher with large depressions usually filled with water, but no issue. Ample parking
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preacher
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Post Number: 156
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Friday, August 6, 2010 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Driving down to the parking lot is an adventure. Know where your wheels are.
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micmac
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Post Number: 106
Registered: 12-2005


Posted on Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 7:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I've just returned from a trip down the Red Squirrel Lake Road - it's very rough this year - worse than I remembered it...
I put in at Red Squirrel Lake, where there is lots of parking (and a veritable trailer park, unfortunately...) but at least there are people around to watch your car.
If you decide to drive right to Ferguson Bay, the last little bit of road is almost impassable: huge ruts, mud holes, etc...
My suggestion is to park at Red Squirrel Lake, but if you need to get to Ferguson Bay, you could always park further up the road, before it gets really bad, and just portage your gear a little further.
My two cents...
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sjfwhite
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 07-2010


Posted on Monday, August 9, 2010 - 9:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Just got back as well - the road to the parking lot was fine for a van. However, as mentioned, the parking lot is treacherous. I made it in all the way in a Dodge Nitro without bottoming out so it is navigable in a truck. There were a lot of vehicles down there so, with care, a van could probably make it.

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