Algonquin Outfitters

Algonquin Ice Out May 2018

“Someone please reboot spring, it’s having difficulty starting up”

On Monday April 30th Algonquin Park announced that they are once again delaying opening until May 11th 2018.

Wednesday May 9th Update

From the Friends of Algonquin park Website on May 9th 2018

Facility Expected to Open May 11, With Exceptions

Ontario Parks is reporting that they will be proceeding with opening all areas of Algonquin Park on Friday, May 11, 2018 previously affected by delays. However, Park visitors should expect to encounter some late winter conditions that may pose some hazards, and potentially negatively affect their experience. Due to this, arrangements have been made with the Ontario Parks Reservation Service for all customers holding a reservation with an arrival date up to and including the night of May 15, 2018, to receive a full refund or change their reservation dates without penalty. Reservation staff will be contacting affected reservation holders directly by email to inform them of this information and give them the option to call and make changes to their reservations (online changes are not an option without incurring penalties or change fees).

Algonquin Park Canoe Routes

As of May 8, 2018, many lakes are still ice covered, but it is anticipated that most lakes will be navigable by May 11, 2018. Park visitors that decide to continue with their existing reservation should expect to be potentially re-routed due to lingering ice on some lakes and bays. Based on current conditions, Lake Opeongo will remain closed due to ice until May 15, 2018 and therefore all reservations originating from that access point will be contacted directly by reservation staff to provide options.

Backpacking Trails

Snow and ice in shaded areas will make travel potentially challenging on Algonquin Park’s backpacking trails, and may be present on some campsites. Additionally, localized flooding is expected and may be unavoidable while navigating trails.

Campgrounds

Localized flooding, wet campsites and boil water advisories should be expected in Algonquin Park’s developed campgrounds. Snow and ice in shaded areas may also be encountered on campsites and all Park facilities.

More Information

Park visitors requiring additional information may contact Algonquin Park Information.

May 9th 2018 Photos

Lake Opeongo South Arm

Lake Opeongo South Arm

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May 8th Ice Out Photo Report

Last week’s storm took out the connection to our BloomSky Weather Cam at Lake Opeongo again.  While I was at our Lake Opeongo store we reestablished the connection so you can once again see the live weather and images from Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park.   Below is the short video from May 9th 2018 showing us setting up the webcam and it’s broadcast from the rest of the day.

See the current image and weather data from our Lake Opeongo BloomSky Weather Cam on our Algonquin Park Weather Page.

 

Photos from May 8th 2018

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Tea Lake

Tea Lake

 

Tea Lake Rock Cut

Tea Lake Rock Cut

 

Smoke Lake

Smoke Lake

 

Fisherman's Point Smoke Lake

Fisherman’s Point Smoke Lake

 

Fisherman's Point Smoke Lake

Fisherman’s Point Smoke Lake

 

Smoke Lake, float plane bay

Smoke Lake, float plane bay

 

Found Lake (Art Gallery)

Found Lake (Art Gallery)

 

Cache Lake

Cache Lake

 

Mew Lake

Mew Lake

 

AO Lake of Two Rivers Store

AO Lake of Two Rivers Store

 

AO Lake of Two Rivers Store & Cafe

AO Lake of Two Rivers Store & Cafe

 

Lake of Two Rivers East

Lake of Two Rivers East

 

Lake of Two Rivers East

Lake of Two Rivers East

 

Costello Creek Opeongo Road

Costello Creek Opeongo Road

 

Costello Creek Opeongo Road

Costello Creek Opeongo Road

 

Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Outfitters

Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Outfitters

 

Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Outfitters

Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Outfitters

 

Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Outfitters

Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Outfitters

 

Algonquin Outfitters, Lake Opeongo

Algonquin Outfitters, Lake Opeongo

 

Algonquin Outfitters, Lake Opeongo

Algonquin Outfitters, Lake Opeongo

 

Lake Opeongo

Lake Opeongo

 

Lake Opeongo

Lake Opeongo

 

Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Outfitters Water Taxi

Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Outfitters Water Taxi

 

Costello Creek

Costello Creek

 

Lake of Two Rivers

Lake of Two Rivers

 

Canoe Lake

Canoe Lake

 

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Delayed Openings in Algonquin Park

From the Friends of Algonquin Park Website on April 30th 2018

Smoke LakeOntario Parks, the government organization responsible for the management of Algonquin Park, has announced that the opening of the following areas of Algonquin Park will be delayed until May 11, 2018 (subject to change) due to the late arrival of spring:

All Algonquin Park visitors holding an affected reservation with an arrival date up to and including the night of May 10, 2018 can receive a full refund or change their reservation dates without penalty. Ontario Parks reservation service staff will be contacting affected reservation holders directly to inform them of this information and to make necessary changes to their reservations. Online changes are not recommended as visitors will incur penalties or change fees.

Mew Lake Campground is open year-round and camping is available. Most areas of Algonquin Park are still impacted with winter conditions and inaccessible snow covered roads. In addition, backcountry lakes still have thick ice on them and these lakes are expected to remain ice covered for another few weeks. Long term weather forecast shows little relief from winter. Conditions are being monitored and continue to watch this webpage for updates.


Lake Opeongo Weather Cam

Our Lake Opeongo Weather station is back online as of April 30th 2018 after being offline since August 2017.  You can see a live image from the top of our Lake Opeongo Store over looking the bay in front of our store in the South Arm of Lake Opeongo.

Our Lake Opeongo Weather cam not only shows the current and past weather conditions in a live photo and time-lapse video every evening but also reports on:

  • temperature
  • humidity
  • dew point
  • air presure
  • ultraviolet levels
  • wind speed and direction
  • rain fall over the last 24 hours and current mm/hr

Every morning our Twitter account broadcasts the daily weather forecast and every night we’ll post a time-lapse video from our Lake Opeongo Weather Cam from today. You can see our current Twitter feed to the left on this page.   Follow us on Twitter.

See more about Algonquin Park’s current weather on our Algonquin Park Weather page

Where is the weather cam located?

Algonquin Outfitters’ BloomSky weather station, (Storm) and Sky2 Cam, are located on Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Provincial Park, on the roof of the Opeongo Store looking out over Fish Gut Bay.  When you visit Lake Opeongo take a look up at the dormer on the roof facing the water, closest to the canoe racks (east side, facing north) and you’ll see two little round globes on poles.  These are the weather station sensory units.  The weather station is echo friendly too running entirely on solar power.

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    Lake Opeongo

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    Lake Opeongo

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    Lake Opeongo

What does the camera see?

The camera takes a picture about every 5 minutes and captures a very wide angle view of the sky with some of the shoreline across the bay and the boardwalk where our canoes and water taxi sit.  The view is very wide angle so to capture the weather.  Can it see you?  We value your privacy, it can make out figures in the bottom of the frame but can not see faces or any great detail.  The camera is mainly designed to capture the sky and the local weather.

Weather Cam view

Bloomsky Map

Get the Bloomsky App

Check the weather at Lake Opeongo, in Algonquin Park any time from anywhere just by downloading the Bloomsky app to your smart phone.  We’re easy to find as we’re one of the only ones in central Ontario and the only one in Algonquin Park, or just search for “Lake Opeongo”

 


 May 7th 2018 Opeongo Ice Out Photos

Lake Opeongo boardwalk, May 7th 2018

Lake Opeongo boardwalk, May 7th 2018

Opeongo Ice Out, May 7 2018

Opeongo Ice Out, May 7 2018

Opeongo Ice Out, May 7 2018

Opeongo Ice Out, May 7 2018

More recent updates from other sources:

 


April 30th 2018 Ice Out Photos

Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake Store

Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake Store

 

Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake waterfront

Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake Waterfront

 

Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake canoe racks

Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake canoe racks

 

Tea Lake rock cut, Algonquin Park

Tea Lake rock cut, Algonquin Park

 

Smoke Lake point, Algonquin Park

Smoke Lake point, Algonquin Park

 

Visiting Smoke Lake point, Algonquin Park

Visiting Smoke Lake point, Algonquin Park

 

Smoke Lake bay near float plane hanger, Algonquin Park

Smoke Lake bay near float plane hanger, Algonquin Park

 

Mew Lake, Algonquin Park

Mew Lake, Algonquin Park

 

Algonquin Outfitters Lake of Two Rivers Store & Cafe, opens on Thurs May 3rd 2018

Algonquin Outfitters Lake of Two Rivers Store & Cafe, opens on Thurs May 3rd 2018

 

Algonquin Outfitters Lake of Two Rivers Store

Algonquin Outfitters Lake of Two Rivers Store

 

Lake of Two Rivers, Algonquin Park

Lake of Two Rivers, Algonquin Park

 

Algonquin Outfitters Lake Opeongo Store - from the roof

Algonquin Outfitters Lake Opeongo Store – from the roof

 

Algonquin Outfitters Lake Opeongo Store

Algonquin Outfitters Lake Opeongo Store

 

Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Park

Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Park

 

Lake Opeongo Boat Launch, Algonquin Park

Lake Opeongo Boat Launch, Algonquin Park

 

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