Mississagi PP 1
07.07.2017 - 07.07.2017 20 °C
Friday July 7,2017
So we are off on our 2017 summer vacation into central and near north Ontario. Our first is planned as a driving day, camping at our farthest and most remote spot on our 5 site tour. We decided to drive the back roads through Mitchell, Pemberton and Mount Forest and on to Barrie instead of going the 401/400 on a Friday through cottage country. We made good time, had lunch in Barrie and then took the 400 north to 69 and then on to Sudbury. Although we had traffic all the way it was not enough to slow our drive. I saw a deer and 2 Sandbilled Cranes.
After gassing up in Sudbury, we turned the truck west on the Transcanada highway. All day we drove in and out of rain storms. Sun one hour, a downpour the next.
We hit road #108 and the way up to Elliot Lake around dinner time so we stopped at George’s Family Restaurant for their buffet. We had a great meal offered up by the great chef himself.
The drive north of Elliot Lake was less…. manicured. The road had no shoulders to speak of, almost a one way width and very hilly. 80 was the posted speed limit but we dared go no more than 60. Our things were a bit tossed inside the trailer when we parked!
We quickly lost cell service when we neared the Mississagi PP border but the entrance to the campground was clearly marked.
Inside the park it is very quiet. There are very few sites taken and they are very private. Ours was almost the farthest from the gatehouse. Site # 23. It is right on Semiwite Lake and a pull through spot with a semicircular driveway so no backing in needed.
There is no service in the park so no comfort stations, no electrical service. We are using our battery to fuel the fridge, and the heater if need be tonight, but we are using our camp lanterns for light.
The mosquitos are quite bad as well as the black flies and without a fire tonight it turned pretty cold as well so we have retreated into the trailer. It was a long drive today, leaving at 8:45 and getting to our spot at 7:00 so we'll retire early tonight.