Brain Lake Access Point (#28) Accesspoint

Location Location

From a point on Highway 17, 10.7 kilometres west of Mattawa, turn south on the Calvin Township Road (gravel). Follow this road for 2.1 kilometres then turn right and travel for another 2.1 kilometres; turn left and proceed for 4.2 kilometres, past the first intersection. At the second intersection, turn right and follow this road for 20.1 kilometres to the access point on the southwest shore of Brain Lake. Latitude and longitude of Access Point: 46.10612°, -78.689065°


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