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Little Missinaibi Lake, a park where the public is not welcome.


11:07 pm
April 26, 2010


Sault Ste Marie

posts 62


This is a portion of a letter received by a person requesting information. A buffer zone to discourage public access was placed around this lake  where a remote-based tourist outfitter had his facilities and to further stymie the public from enjoying their lake they can only watch from shore…as tourists who in large part are non Canadian go flying past with motorboats (see below). Roads such as the one mentioned were here and providing public access to this lake and surrounding area before this artificial remoteness benefiting the outfitter was created.

 Is this a park or a private gamefarm?

Parks are created for the equal benefit of the public, this one certainly wasn't.


 2. Little Missinaibi Lake Is within a wildemess zone, within Misslnaibi Provincial Park.


a. No motorboats are permitted, except by tourist outfitters and their clients. This use will be assessed and reviewed.


b. All aircraft landing within the park requires prior authorization from the park superintendent through a valid aircraft landing permit. Commercial tourism operators will be, permitted to land aircraft in the wilderness zone to access their Land Use Permits (LUP).


I would also like to include that; snowmobiles may be permitted on designated trails, in natural Environment, Access and Development Zones Where compatible with environmental values and other recreational uses. However, there are no designated trails or zones in this area, and such snowmobiles are not permitted.

It is my understanding the meeting with Chapleau District staff and Barb Pyke in April of 1999 was on request from you as a result of allegedly traveling on the Brutus Lake Road by snowmobile to access the Little Missinnibi Lake area. As was stated in this meeting and 'followed up by correspondence, our intent to manage access and uses in Missinaibi Provincial Park has been clearly stated. There are no motorized entry points Into the park. into any of the Little Missinaibi Area regardless of where you access the area.

I hope the above information has clarified Ontario Park's position on these matters

Yours truly,

Paul Bewick

Northeast Zone Manager

cPntario Parks

Barb Pyke.. Park Superintendent

Owane Connors- Enforcement Supervisor

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