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Sturgeon River

Sturgeon River Provincial Park

2024 Operating Dates

Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) - Legend Opening and Closing
Sturgeon River Backcountry Camping May 10, 2024 to October 27, 2024


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Please note: Availability of some facilities and activities may be restricted to specific areas of the park, may be ecologically dependent, or may be seasonally weather dependent.

General Information

Regional Health Unit for this Park: Timiskaming Health Unit


(705) 569-3205

Size: 7985.00 ha

Year established: 1989

Park Classification: Waterway


24 Finlayson Park Road
Temagami, ON
P0H 2H0


What You'll Like:

  • The Sturgeon River provides canoeists with up to a week worth of paddling, with plenty of whitewater, scenic falls and rapids, wildlife spotting and good fishing.
  • The river’s many headwater streams begin in the Temagami highlands, combining to form a classic Canadian Shield river beginning with bedrock outcrops and eventually turning to sandy shores over the course of a week-long paddle.
  • The river is a remote route, with limited bush road access along its length.
  • This scenic river was once used by loggers to float timber downstream to distant mills. Evidence of the days of these “river drives” can still be found along the shores.
  • Temagami’s backcountry parks provide a remote wilderness experience, protect over 100,000ha, and provide roughly 600km of interconnected canoe routes.
  • Located in the heart of the Temagami region, Sturgeon River is connected to a 2400km canoeing network consisting of Parks, Conservation Reserves, and Crown lands.
  • The region’s canoe routes traverse some of the most rugged landscapes in Northern Ontario – 4 of the province’s highest peaks are in Temagami’s backcountry parks.
  • The area’s rich Indigenous heritage dates back at least 10,000 years, and canoeists travel on ancient portages or “nastawgan”.