Sleeping Giant Provincial Park – Thunder Bay, Ontario
From Neys Provincial Park we continued west on Trans Canada Highway towards Thunder Bay.
Driving Trans Canada Highway along the North Shore of Lake Superior
Sign for Terrace Bay
Driving to Thunder Bay Ontario
Entering Terrace Bay
Terrace Bay Visitor Center
Crossing the Nipigon River Bridge – cable stayed and new in the past few years
Casques Isle Trail – 53km rugged trail – part of the spectacular Voyageur Trail
Fort William Historical park in the Thunder Bay area
Looking out over Thunder Bay
Sibley Peninsula is a 53 km long peninsula just east of the town of Thunder Bay and is home to the Sleeping Giant – a rock formation which looks like a “Sleeping Giant” from Thunder Bay. It is also home to the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
Signs for the provincial park – about 35 km down the peninsula
Welcome to Sleeping Giant Provincial park
Entrance to the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Marie Louise Lake Campground entrance
Campground: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Location: East of Thunder Bay on the Sibley Peninsula
Site: 209 – Back-in
Cost: $59.31 (CAD)
Services: E (30 AMP)
Comments: A nice campground with a number of sites lake front on Marie Louise Lake. It was a bit buggy with a few black flies here and there but that is seasonal. The lake has a swimming beach and great views.
Our site 209 as seen from the road
Our site 209
Our site 209
Picnic area at our site 209
A deer in our site
The campground has a lovely day use area and swimming beach.
Dollars and questions
A waterfront site on Marie Louise Lake
Day use area at the beach
Wildflowers along the lake
The swimming beach at the campground
A painted rock
Maire Louise Lake
The small community of Silver Islet sits at the southern tip of Sibley Island and is a charming, quaint area looking out over Lake Superior.
Welcome to Silver Islet – World’s Richest Silver Mine
The community along the waters’ edge
The General Store at Silver Islet
Silver Islet launch area
The view from Silver Islet
The park has a lookout point along Thunder Bay called, appropriately, Thunder Bay Lookout. The drive is a 5 mile dirt road off the main road with warning signs denoting it is rough and steep. It actually wasn’t that bad. At the end of the road is a steep overlook and it had lots of horse flies!! Yowzer! But it was a beautiful view across Thunder Bay even though it was cloudy and rainy.
Road to Thunder Bay Lookout
Caution steep hills
Finally, after about 4 miles on the dirt road we saw a sign for the lookout
Parking at the lookout
Lilly at the lookout
Walk out at the lookout – it goes out over the water
Wood slats – you can see way, way, way down
Sign at lookout
View to the west
View to the south
View to the north
And, of course, there is “The” Sleeping Giant as seen from across Marie Louise Lake.
“THE” Sleeping Giant as seen across Marie Louise Lake
The Sleeping Giant