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Pancake Bay Provincial Park - Parks

Pancake Bay Provincial Park is located on the eastern shore of Lake Superior, and is an ideal place for a short stop over or an extended vacation. Over many years, the prevailing winds and the action of the waves have piled up the sand on the shores of the bay creating excellent beaches. The park features three kilometres of sand beaches, and is a great place for camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking nature trails and has 260 Campsites.Distance From SSM: 1 hour

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Located approximately 76 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie, Pancake Bay got its name in the era of the fur traders, who travelled back and forth each year between Fort William at the head of Lake Superior and Montreal. On the journey, the voyageurs would camp on the sandy shore of the bay and by this time they would be running low on food often with nothing but flour remaining. They would make pancakes for their dinner, knowing that they would be able to replenish their supplies the next day in Sault Ste. Marie.The park is located on the eastern shore of Lake Superior, and is an ideal place for a short stop over or an extended vacation. Over many years, the prevailing winds and the action of the waves have piled up the sand on the shores of the bay creating excellent beaches. The park features three kilometres of sand beaches, and is a great place for camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking nature trails and has 260 Campsites.Because the park is located in the transitional zone between the northern boreal forest and the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence lowlands, the park's vegetation is also quite diverse. Pines are most common along the shoreline, while farther inland yellow birch and sugar maples predominate and stunted cedars grow in the wetlands. Wild strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cranberries, as well as hazelnuts, are abundant, and park visitors enjoy picking and eating these delicacies in season. Wild flowers include the insect-eating pitcher plant and sundews.Small mammals such as chipmunk and squirrel scurry through the campground area, while beaver and muskrat live in the wetland areas away from the shoreline. Several types of birds can be spotted at Pancake Bay: robin, blue jay and pileated woodpecker are often seen and heard near the campground. Gulls are common along the beach and the call of the loon can sometimes be heard across the open waters of the bay.The park is located on the eastern shore of Lake Superior, and is an ideal place for a short stop over or an extended vacation. Over many years, the prevailing winds and the action of the waves have piled up the sand on the shores of the bay creating excellent beaches. The park features three kilometres of sand beaches, and is a great place for camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking nature trails and has 260 Campsites.

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Pancake Bay Provincial Park
Box 61
Batchawana Bay, Ontario   P0S 1A0

Telephone:705-882-2209

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