Next stop was Mississagi Provincial Park, we have not been to this Park before so we were looking forward to seeing what it was all about. The temperature was about 29 Celsius so pretty nice weather for our 3 hour drive. We had to drive through the town of Massey and past Chutes Provincial Park to get here. Chutes is a nice park to stay at. We arrived at Mississagi and it is a very small park, maybe 60-70 sites. It’s about a 2 kilometer drive from the Gate to the campground. There is no electricity in this park at any sites which is fine with us, we didn’t have any at the last park either and our Solar Panel works well if we need it. The sites are pretty uneven, we had to use all our blocks to stabilize our trailer. This park actually reminds me of Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park that we went to last summer, same kind of layout and uneven sites. We walked to the beach areas on Semi-White Lake (they have nice beaches) and around the campground to see what they had to offer, lots of seasonal sites here. For those that don’t know, seasonal sites are offered early in the year and people can put their name “in a hat” so to speak as there are only so many sites available. Then whoever gets picked gets that site from approximately the first part of May until September/October, paying for it of course. The rest of the sites are for the rest of us campers.
We drove to Flack Lake, it’s a big lake and also an access point for backcountry camping.
Not much in the area around the park, we did pass Elliott Lake on the way here and drove back to it on a rainy day to take a look around. We drove to Sherriff Wildlife Centre not much going on and it was pouring rain by this point. We decided to check out the Heritage Cabin and Fire Tower – good views overlooking Elliott Lake
Our last day here it was rainy again which was disappointing because we were going to canoe to Semi-White Lake and then portage into Helenbar lake to an airplane crash site but the water was choppy and it was raining so we did not get to go there.
The story is that in 1946, Royal Canadian Air Force Lt. William “Hugh” McKenzie’s Gloster Meteor jet ran out of gas and made a crash landing in Helenbar Lake. It was the first jet plane accident in Canada, however he survived the crash but spent 3 weeks in the bush by himself until he was rescued by a fishing party. You can still see the wing-tip fuel tanks on the Lake, well we can’t because we didn’t get to go! Maybe we will go back one day and check it out.
So that was our time at this Park, we were only here 2 nights so we didn’t have a lot of time, or proper weather, to fully explore this park.
Until next time…..