Algonquin Provincial Park: Round Lake to Cedar Lake (7 days / 75 km)

Trip Report - Round Lake to Cedar Lake

Our expedition through the northern stretch of Algonquin Provincial Park offered both adventure, tranquility and a glimpse into the history of the region. Starting in the park's northwest corridor, our route provided access to stunning natural landscapes while ensuring safety with access points midway in case of emergencies. Beginning at Round Lake, we navigated the gentle currents of the Amable du Fond River throughout the trip as we passed large lakes, eventually taking us to Cedar Lake at Brent Campground.

This journey, completed over seven days, offered manageable distances and terrain suitable for adventurers of all skill levels. This route could certainly be done at a faster pace if desired. Throughout our trip, we discovered a wealth of history and natural wonders, from old logging routes to remnants of bygone eras, providing enriching experiences at every turn. 

We moved at a leisurely pace, allowing ample time to soak in the beauty of our surroundings and create lasting memories. With thunderboxes available at most sites, our camping experience was comfortable and convenient. Overall, the trip was excellent and provided a unique glimpse into a small pocket of wilderness in Algonquin.

Trip Completed: June 2023

Trip Summary

Location: North West corridor of Algonquin Provincial Park.

Traditional Territory: This route is located on the traditional territory of the Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) and Anishinabewaki (source).

Maps & Resources

Map: Algonquin 2, The Adventure Map

Route Planner: Click here to view and modify this route in the interactive route planner.

Permits & Reservations

Campsite Reservations: When reserving paddling backcountry campsites in Algonquin, you book a lake (or section of a lake or river for larger areas) to camp on. Sites on that lake are then first come first served (normally with fewer permit holders than the lake has sites, depending on the size of the lake or the nu...

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