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Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: South Arm of Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge). The official ice out date for Lake Opeongo was May 10, 2019.


Current Conditions in Algonquin Park

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May 10, 2019 marks the official ice out date for Algonquin Park based upon criteria used for the past 50+ years. On the morning of May 10, 2019 an Algonquin Outfitters water taxi was successfully able to navigate from the Lake Opeongo Access Point to the Happy Isle Lake portage in the North Arm of Lake Opeongo. Ice out for Lake Opeongo, has ranged from as early as March 29 (2012) to as late as May 15 (1972). The current average ice out date is April 28 (1964 to 2016). The ice out date for Lake Opeongo in 2018 was also May 10.

Water temperature in spring remains just above freezing for many days after ice out. Submersion in cold water can quickly lead to hypothermia (a potentially deadly situation). Reduce the risks, by wearing a PFD, stay close to shore, paddle according to your skill/experience level, pack the proper safety gear, and don't take unnecessary risks. Learn more about hypothermia and cold water.


Delayed Spring Facility Openings in Algonquin Park

importantAll Algonquin Park facilities normally operating during spring are now open, except for those listed on the Algonquin Park Advisories webpage.


Live Views of Algonquin ParkRecent Algonquin Park Images

A selection of recent images from Algonquin Park. See the caption for the date and location. More images are available on The Friends of Algonquin Park Facebook Page.

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 10, 2019.

Image: All lakes visible from Highway 60 are now ice free except the ice shown below in Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 10, 2019 (click to enlarge). This broken black ice has been pushed into Hangar Bay by the wind (compare with ice free images from May 9, 2019).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 10, 2019.

Image: Floating broken ice pushed into Hangar Bay at Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 10, 2019 by a strong west wind (click to enlarge). All other lakes visible from Highway 60 are now ice free. Most lakes in Algonquin Park have become ice free this week, as predicted, but the largest lakes, especially those at the highest elevations have lingering ice or partially ice covered conditions.

 

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Fisherman's Point at Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Hangar Bay at Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Tea Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Tea Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Fisherman's Point at Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Smoke Lake Access Point in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Lake of Two Rivers Island in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019.

Image: Hangar Bay at Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

 

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019.

Image: Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Cache Lake in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019.

Image: Cache Lake in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019.

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019.

Image: Eastern end of Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers Island in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019.

Image: Lake of Two Rivers Island in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019 (click to enlarge).

 

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 7, 2019.

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 7, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 7, 2019.

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 7, 2019 (click to enlarge).

 

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in AlgonquinPark on May 6, 2019

Image: Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Canoe Lake Access Point parking lots in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point docks in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Sunday Creek Valley in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Sunday Creek Valley in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019.

Image: Smoke Lake Access Point parking lot in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Watching the ice melt at Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Source Lake Road in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Source Lake Road in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Boat ramps and docks at Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Fork Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: View from the Visitor Centre viewing deck toward Fork Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 4, 2019.

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo at Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 4, 2019.

Image: Road to the Smoke Lake Access Point parking lots in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Source Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Source Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Cache Lake in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Cache Lake (looking toward Bartlett Lodge) in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research Creel Hut and water taxis at the dock at Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Western Uplands Backpacking Trail in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Western Uplands Trail entrance at km 3 of Highway 60 in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Western Uplands Backpacking Trail in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: High water in the Oxtongue River flooding the Western Uplands Trail at km 3 of Highway 60 in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Cache Lake Access Point in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Cache Lake Access Point in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers Island in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers Island in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 4, 2019.

Image: Cache Lake Access Point docks in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 6, 2019 (click to enlarge).

 

 

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 4, 2019.

Image: Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 4, 2019.

Image: Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

 

Found Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Freezing rain accumulation on a spruce tree at Found Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Ring-necked Ducks in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Two male Ring-necked Ducks at Ring-necked Pond in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Found Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Found Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Hangar Bay at Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Highway 60 at km 26 in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019

Image: Near km 26 of Highway 60 in Algonquin Park on May 2, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Rock Lake Campground Beach in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Rock Lake Campground Beach in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo at Costello Creek outlet in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Rock Lake Campground in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Rock Lake Campground in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Rock Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Rock Lake Campground Beach in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Cache Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Cache Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Rock Lake Access Point in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Rock Lake Backcountry Access Point along the Madawaska River in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019. Note the docks under water. (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo and the Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research Creel Hut in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Rock Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Rock Lake as seen from the Booth's Rock Trail parking lot in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Rock Lake Campground in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Campsite 58 at Rock Lake Campground in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Tea Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Tea Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Rock Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Rock Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Madawaska River in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Madawaska River at the Rock Lake Backcountry Access Point in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo boat ramp in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on May 1, 2019 (click to enlarge).

 

 Found Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Found Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

 FSproule Bay of Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on April 26, 2019

Image: Sproule Bay, a portion of Lake Opeongo, in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Approaching the West Gate in Algonquin Park on April 26, 2019

Image: Approaching the West Gate in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 26, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Cache Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Cache Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

ALM in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Algonquin Logging Museum in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on April 26, 2019

Image: Flooded docks at the Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Opeongo Road in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Opeongo Road in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Fork Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Fork Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Rock Lake Road in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Rock Lake Road closed at Highway 60 in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Oxtongue River in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Oxtongue River at the Western Upland Backpacking Trail in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Tea Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Tea Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

 Found Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Water taxis waiting for open water at Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Canoe Lake parking lots in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Canoe Lake Access Point Permit Office in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Park Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point docks in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 29, 2019 (click to enlarge).

See more images on The Friends of Algonquin Park Facebook page.

Kiosk in Algonquin Park on April 26, 2019

Image: Kioshkokwi Lake Backcountry Access Point (Kiosk Campground) in Algonquin Park on April 26, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Kiosk in Algonquin Park on April 26, 2019

Image: Kioshkokwi Lake (Kiosk Campground) in Algonquin Park on April 26, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Kiosk in Algonquin Park on April 26, 2019

Image: Kioshkokwi Lake (Kiosk Campground) boat ramp in Algonquin Park on April 26, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on April 25, 2019

Image: Eos Lake (near Beaver Pond Trail) in Algonquin Park on April 25, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on April 24, 2019.

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on April 24, 2019. (click to enlarge).

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on April 24, 2019

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on April 24, 2019. (click to enlarge).

Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on April 24, 2019.

Image: Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on April 24, 2019. (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 23, 2019

Image: Fisherman's Point at Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 23, 2019. Note the high water compared with other recent images (click to enlarge).

Tea Lake Dam Picnic Ground on April 23, 2019

Image: Water from the Oxtongue River over the road at the Tea Lake Dam Picnic Ground at km 8 of Highway 60 on April 23, 2019 (click to enlarge).

North Madawaska River in Algonquin Park on April 23, 2019

Image: High water levels in the North Madawaska River along the Old Railway Bike Trail at Mew Lake Campground Entrance and Highway 60 on April 23, 2019 (click to enlarge).

 

See lots more images on The Friends of Algonquin Park Facebook page.

 

Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019

Image: High water along Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019.

Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019.

Visitor Centre on April 20, 2019

Image: View from the Visitor Centre viewing deck in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019.

View from the Visitor Centre in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019

Image: View from the Visitor Centre in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019.

Lake Opeongo docks in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo docks in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019.

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019.

High water along Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019

Image: High water along Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019.

Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019.

Opeongo Road in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019

Image: Opeongo Road in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019.

Lake Opeongo Access Point docks in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point docks in Algonquin Park on April 20, 2019.

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Canoe Lake Access Point parking lots in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Creek in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Smoke Creek in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Eos Lake in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge)

Smoke Creek in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Near Tea Lake Campground in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Canoe Lake Access Point Office in Algonquin Park on April 16, 2019 (click to enlarge).

 

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Algonquin Park Visitor Centre in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Algonquin Park Visitor Centre on April 15, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Park Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019 (click to enlarge).

West Gate in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019.

Image: West Gate in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Algonquin Park Viewing Deck via the Algonquin Park Webcam on April 15, 2019.

Image: Algonquin Park Visitor Centre Viewing Deck as seen from the Algonquin Park Webcam on April 15, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 15, 2019 (click to enlarge). All lakes in Algonquin Park remain ice covered, including Mew Lake showing some slushy ice covered sections along Highway 60.

Found Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Found Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Creek in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Smoke Creek in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Visitor Centre in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Visitor Centre in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Visitor Centre in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Visitor Centre in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: Park Lake in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

West Gate in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019.

Image: West Gate in Algonquin Park on April 12, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 9, 2019.

Image: Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park

Image: Fisherman's Point at Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park on April 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 9, 2019. Water shown in the image is on top of the ice and is not open water. (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Algonquin Park Visitor Centre on April 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Image: Algonquin Park Visitor Centre on April 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Sunday Creek as seen from the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre viewing deck on April 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Image: Sunday Creek as seen from the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre viewing deck on April 9, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake Opeongo Access Point boat ramp in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Lake Opeongo Access Point boat ramp in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Costello Lake in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Opeongo Road in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Opeongo Road in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Brewer Lake in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Mew Lake in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake Access Point parking lots in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Canoe Lake Access Point parking lots in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

West Gate in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: West Gate in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Park Lake in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Park Lake in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Smoke Creek in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Smoke Creek in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Costello Creek in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

Algonquin Park Visitor Centre parking lot in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019

Image: Algonquin Park Visitor Centre parking lot in Algonquin Park on April 4, 2019 (click to enlarge).

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Algonquin Park Ice Out History

Technically, the official ice out date for Algonquin Park is recorded when at boat can safely navigate from the Lake Opeongo Access Point to the Happy Isle Portage in the North Arm of Lake Opeongo. Ice out for Algonquin Park's largest lake, Lake Opeongo, has ranged from as early as March 29 (2012) to as late as May 15 (1972). The current average ice out date is April 28 (1964 to 2016). The ice out date for Lake Opeongo in 2019 was May 10.

Algonquin Park Ice Out History


Latest Satellite Imagery

Below is satellite imagery of the Algonquin Park area. Imagery is taken on a regular basis with the best images recorded on completely clear days, which can be infrequent during late winter/spring. Images are posted to highlight the overall changes in ice conditions in south-central Ontario.

Satellite Image in Algonquin Park on May 8, 2019

Image: Satellite image of Algonquin Park taken on May 8, 2019. This clear image shows various stages of ice out in Algonquin Park. Generally, most ice is of poor quality with ice out for most lakes expected this week. The effects of the "Algonquin Dome", a high elevation portion of the Canadian Shield on which Algonquin Park is located, is easily observed. Winter conditions last longer on the "Algonquin Dome" compare with even areas north of Algonquin Park. For a more detailed satellite view see below.

Satellite image of Algonquin Park Ice Conditions on May 8, 2019

Image: Satellite image of Algonquin Park taken on May 8, 2019. This clear image shows various stages of ice out in Algonquin Park. Lakes showing black like Lake Travers are open, while lakes showing various shades of gray like Lake Opeongo remain ice covered but the ice is of poor quality. The strongest ice appears bright white in high elevation areas of Algonquin Park such as near Hogan Lake (click to enlarge).


Satellite Image Comparison

Below are satellite images of the Algonquin Park area from recent years for comparison purposes. Official ice out dates for Lake Opeongo (Algonquin Park's largest lake and traditionally one of the last to shed its ice cover) are listed with each image.

Algonquin Park Ice Cover April 22, 2018

Algonquin Park Ice Cover April 23, 2017

Algonquin Park Ice Cover April 26, 2016

Algonquin Park Ice Cover April 25, 2015

Algonquin Park Ice Cover on April 28, 2014

The spring of 2012 was record early by about a month and ice on Lake Opeongo melted by March 29. All lakes in Algonquin Park were ice free by April 2, 2012.

Algonquin Park Ice Conditions April 2, 2012


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