Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Provincial Park

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Opeongo Lake is a lake in the Ottawa River drainage basin in the geographic townships of Bower, Dickson, Preston and Sproule in the Unorganized South Part of Nipissing District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is the largest lake in Algonquin Provincial Park and the source of the Opeongo River. The lake's name comes from the Algonquian word opeauwingauk meaning "sandy narrows".It has three arms, North, East and South, joined by narrows into a Y shape. The total area is 58km2, the average depth 14.6m and the maximum depth 49.4m. The primary outflow is the Opeongo River at the southeast tip of Annie Bay on the East Arm, controlled by the Opeongo Lake Dam, which flows via the Madawaska River to the Ottawa River.A store with camping supplies and dock, Algonquin access point 11 and the Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research are located on Sproule Bay at south end of South Arm and are all accessible from Ontario Highway 60. Consequently, the lake is a popular starting point for canoe trips into the interior of the park.
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  • we could stand and watch for hours to the lake, the place is so peaceful and quiet, and at night incredible sun gazing  more »
  • I am an avid canoeist so when I say that Opeongo is the heart of Algonquin I mean that this body of water connects to everything that makes Algonquin special. If you want the full Algonquin experience...  more »
  • Great place to back country camp if you do not want portages. Large lake. Only thing is you sometimes hear motor boats as it is a very large lake and motor boats are allowed. We've enjoyed day trippin...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful and the largest lake in Algonquin Park. Definitely worth a visit for camping and canoeing
  • Beautiful Lake, perfect for Kanuutouren
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