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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 but needed some work. All buildings were constructed of sturdy White and Red Pine logs with a life expectancy, estimated at that time, of 30 years. Some repairs were required, and restoration began in 1994 with financial support from Algonquin Outfitters and The Friends of Algonquin Park. This partnership continues today with ongoing projects under the umbrella of the Brent Historical Enhancement Fund. More than 60 years later, the log buildings are as sound as ever.

Features & 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.

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