Spider Bay Loop

CanadaOntarioGeorgian Bay basin
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Admin
Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
36 km
Duration: 
2 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
4
Total Portage Distance: 
896 m
Longest Portage: 
318 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Not applicable
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Hwy 69 just south of Oastler Lake Prov. Park (near Parry Sound)
West on James Bay Junction Road, west on Bluechalk Road
Right on Three Legged Lake road to MNR parking / access
West through Three Legged Lake
P 318 m to Spider Lake
To southwest corner of Spider Lake
P 130 m to Spider Bay
To campsite (either Echo Bay or Goose Neck Bay)
Return by same route

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
41 H/7-8 Parry Sound 41 H/1 Sans Souci
Other Maps: 
Massassauga Provincial Park map - shows all campsites, portages, etc.
Other
Special Comments: 

This route passes through Massassauga Provincial Park. Permits must be obtained before entering the park

Comments

Post date: Tue, 04/13/2010 - 10:26

Comments: 

I'm interested in heading up there this summer, Thanks

Post date: Wed, 06/10/2009 - 03:09

Comments: 

Entire route within park. Call ahead to purchase permits at Oastler Park. Rentals available there and they will drop off at launch. Excellent parking.
1st lake has cottages then Spider lake is canoe only. Island in Spider lake has
great diving cliff and/or picnic lookout. Gooseneck bay is fabulous fish habitat. Small fish can be observed in weedy shallow water. Bay is more like a lake but connected to Georgian bay. Large pedator fish come in at night. Great campsites here, no motor boats have access.