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Pigeon River Provincial Park

Ontario : Thunder Bay District
Location #5511

Location Owner:sinkourswim
Creation Date: 9/23/2012
Last Updated: 9/24/2012

A Provincial Park campground which was closed sometime during the early/mid 90's although interestingly the official Ontario Parks website says that visitors are still welcome to explore the trails, so it is actually still 'open'. This is a great place to spend sometime at if you want to walk the trails or check out the old buildings, or both. I'd even drive all the way out here for a swim on a hot summer day since there is a nice river and waterfalls on the park property.

As far as remains go, there is the main office, parking lot, gates, a few foundations, roads that are still partially paved, an outhouse, a large two room bathroom, swimming area with a picnic table still standing, several wooden walkways along the river, covered picnic shelter, and some fallen over shack. You can still make out some of the old camp site areas to.

It's funny, because I remember coming here as a kid for a family church event in the early 90's and the place was packed and full of excitement. This is my first time back since then and it's weird to see what it looks like now, especially after looking at some old pics of what the place looked like before.

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Status: Closed | Category: Recreational

Middle Falls Campground
Pigeon River Provincial Park
Created on:2/13/2013
Created by: GEM1982
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border jump
Pigeon River Provincial Park
Created on:9/24/2012
Created by: quiksilver
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Pigeon River
Pigeon River Provincial Park
Created on:9/23/2012
Created by: sinkourswim
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Address: 68 km west of Thunder Bay along Highway 593
Province: Ontario

elare says:
5/16/2014 10:16:14 AM

The main office is now torn down and there's a fence blocking access to the parking lot

Bob the human says:
12/12/2012 3:23:10 PM

The pictures of the washrooms and the picnic shelter seem to bring back memories. I think I was there in the mid 90s, perhaps just before it closed because I seem to remember there being a decent amount of people there. One of my few childhood memories.

sinkourswim says:
9/27/2012 6:36:25 PM

There's nothing there whatsoever to indicate that overnight camping is off limits, so why the heck not I say!

mobileworks says:
9/24/2012 11:42:14 PM

lol , ya I know your gps is on the Canadian side , I'm just sayin' you dont want to mistakenly cross over to the US from a bad GPS reading , thats all. especially with a camera :) !! .

trailblazer519 says:
9/24/2012 6:49:07 PM

Free camping?!!
I'm in!!! :-)

sinkourswim says:
9/24/2012 3:55:30 PM

My GPS is on the Canadian side so there's no problem...

No I didn't see the zip line. Forogt all about it. You should add the pics to a new gallery here when you get a chance!

mobileworks says:
9/24/2012 9:11:29 AM

ya, man really got tp pay attention to your GPS being so close to the border,eh and especially in this day and age, GPS`s can fail. good eye. You could have also called this location by the State Park name ,lol.

Golson Moldon says:
9/23/2012 10:25:21 PM

Thanks for reminding me that I am old!! ;(

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