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Roofed Accommodation - Algonquin - Tattler Lake Cabin

Number at Park: 1

Site Number(s) / Name: Tattler # 761

The Tattler Lake Cabin was the living quarters for the successive towermen who manned the Preston fire tower situated on a hilltop about two kms west of the cabin. At 579 metres, or 1900 feet, it’s the highest spot in all of Algonquin. The tower itself was put up in 1932, but there is no record of the cabin’s construction. Good location for wildlife viewing, but a poor location for swimming.






Cabins are equipped with fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood stove and chimney with heat shields, table and chairs, outdoor firepit and an outside closed-in toilet.

Please note there is no running water, indoor bathrooms or electricity and no cell phone reception.

What to Bring

Sleeping bags, air mattresses, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water.


Domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the facility or on site. Smoking is prohibited in all facilities. Tents are not permitted to be set up outside of the cabin.

Closest Access Point

Shall Lake or Lake Opeongo

How to access

Paddle to


Available at access point parking lot. Parking for 1 vehicle is included in the rental fee. All additional vehicles require an additional vehicle permit.

Check in Process

No check in required. Cabin is unlocked.

How to Reserve

Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) (or 1-519-826-5290 for outside of North America) or online at

To reserve this cabin on select the following: 'Backcountry' tab, 'Paddling' button, and ‘Algonquin Backcountry' under the park drop down menu.  Select ‘17 – Shall Lake’ under the access point drop down menu for the closest access point to this cabin and select the cabin on the map view.

Tattler Cabin