Sand Lake Gate

Sand Lake GateSand Lake GateSand Lake Gate, Algonquin Park

General Description

The Sand Lake Gate is a major permit office for the "East Side" of Algonquin Park. This office offers Park information and bathroom facilities for access to the Achray Campground, Barron Canyon Trail, Grand Lake - Achray Access Point, Eastern Pines Backpacking Trail, McManus Lake Access Point, Mallard (Sec) Lake Access Point and Lake Travers Access Point.

Operating Dates

  • Office open early May to late October only
  • Permits should be purchased in advance of your arrival, online or via telephone. See below for details.


  • The Sand Lake Gate is approximately 40 km from Pembroke, Ontario. On the Highway 17 bypass 3.5 km west of the Forest Lea Road (approximately 9 km west of Pembroke), turn south on County Road 26 (Doran Road). Travel 300 metres, then turn right onto County Road 28 (Barron Canyon Road) and travel 26 km (on pavement, then gravel) to the Sand Lake Gate at the Park boundary. The Sand Lake Gate is about 145 km from the Park's East Gate.
  • Lat/Long: 45.854863°,-77.545536°

Permits/Entry Fee

Features & Amenities

  • Information Park information
  • Fees Permits and Fees
  • Accessible Accessible facility
  • Toilets Flush toilets
  • First Aid First Aid
  • No Smoking Non-smoking facility
  • Parking Parking

Nearby Attractions

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