I am wondering if anyone has travelled on the road behind McRae sawmill in Whitney. It shows a road on the map that will take you through ths lower arm of Algonquin Park almost to Haliburton. I have heard it can be done but a 4 wheeller is needed but now there is a sign posted that says not a through road. How far does it go in if not right through?
Well maps show Hay Creek Rd. then once you get to the Park Boundary it becomes a hydro line access road and snowmobile trail in the winter. It is best done in 4x4 vehicle...also it is basically used for off-roading .
I'm reporting here on what someone said to someone while I was listening in, but to the best of my knowledge it is also illegal to take a 4x4 into the park. The permission to use the road has been a priority for the ATV people for a number of years, and as of 3 years ago, that permission had not been forthcoming. Unless things have changed, it's not legal to take an ATV down that corridor. Apparently the Skidoo people do have that right in the winter. There could be times when ATV use in the park is legal. I believe I was told that if someone from a hunt camp in the park shoots an animal in the park, they are allowed to retrieve it using their ATV. Appart from that I don't think there is any legal ATV use, anywhere in the park. It wouldn't bother me if someone said different... that's just my understanding at the moment. If there's a reg that says differently please point me that way.
the road can be travelled by the public, you need a park permit. not illegal, never seen a gate. many people use it to access several park lakes in that area. the road in some areas is rough, but can be quite good in areas. you can also hunt there, I believe it is 1 km from each side of the hyrdro line, so a 2 km wide strip, many people from whitney hunt there.