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Ranger Cabin


Construction of the Brent Deputy Chief Ranger's headquarters was begun in 1932 under the supervision of then Park Superintendent Frank MacDougall. Built to replace an existing Ontario Forestry Branch building, the new headquarters were "to provide a respectable looking building in keeping with the status of a Government service".

A smaller cabin, the Brent Deputy Ranger Cabin, and warehouse were also built at the same time. All buildings were constructed of sturdy White and Red Pine logs with a life expectancy, estimated at that time, of 30 years. Restoration of this cabin began in 1994 with support from The Friends of Algonquin Park and Algonquin Outfitters.

Features and Amenities

  • Located on a peninsula jutting out from the north shore of Cedar Lake, this picturesque site is treed with White and Red Pine.
  • This cabin has four bedrooms, a living room with a wood burning stone fireplace, and a kitchen.
  • The ranger cabin's 4 bedrooms sleeps 10 people including:
    • 2 bunk beds with mattresses
    • 4 single beds with mattresses
    • 1 double bed with mattress
  • Modern conveniences include a propane stove and fridge, solar lights, and vault toilets are found a short walk away.
  • The cabin has fire extinguisher, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks with mattresses (some bunkbeds), table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.
  • Cabins are not equipped with any dishes, or pots and pans.
  • Smoking is prohibited in rustic Ranger Cabins.
  • Pets are prohibited.
  • No running water, indoor bathrooms, or electricity is available.
  • Motor restrictions on Cedar Lake.
  • Scenic view of Cedar Lake.
  • The Brent Deputy Ranger Cabin is in close proximity.

Location and Access

Ranger Cabin Regulations

Learn more about special regulations that apply to Algonquin Park ranger cabins. See additional rules and regulations that apply to Algonquin Park.

Ranger Cabin Rental Fees

Ontario Parks charges fees for all ranger cabin rentals. See the latest ranger cabin rental prices.

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Special Advisories

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