McKaskill Lake Ranger Cabin Ranger Cabin Accesspoint


McKaskill Lake Ranger Cabin, Algonquin Park

Image: McKaskill Lake Ranger Cabin after extensive restorations in 2018.


The McKaskill Lake Ranger Cabin was built in 1932. Originally, it contained a Findlay Norway cook stove which has now been replaced with a CSA-approved wood stove. It, like many other cabins, was used by Park rangers patrolling their areas. A new roof was put on it in 1939. Road access (for Park Staff only) was made possible in 1953 with the construction of the Ontario Hydro Line. In view of the road access, the cabin was extensively used by Park canoe rangers and timber technicians carrying out their duties in the Park. In 1993, the cabin received repairs with the finishing touches being put on it in 1996.

In 2018, extensive restorations were completed by volunteers of The Friends of Algonquin Park. This included installation of a new roof with larger overhangs to protect the cabin's logs, replacing chinking between logs, fixing windows and door, repairing trim, painting, and the addition of a porch.

McKaskill Lake Ranger Cabin, Algonquin Park

Features and Amenities

  • This waterfront cabin is one room, open concept log cabin, that sleeps four people in two bunk beds, without mattresses.
  • The cabin has a northwest exposure located in a mature Red Pine stand on McKaskill Lake.
  • All cabins have fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), CSA-approved wood-burning stove and chimney, stove operating instructions, heat shields behind and under the stove, 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.

Interior of the McKaskill Lake Ranger Cabin, Algonquin Park

Location and Access

Ranger Cabin Regulations

Learn more about special regulations that apply to Algonquin Park ranger cabins. See additional rules and regulations that apply to Algonquin Park.

Ranger Cabin Rental Fees

Ontario Parks charges fees for all ranger cabin rentals. See the latest ranger cabin rental prices.

Make a Reservation

Make a reservation for your backcountry camping permit up to 5 months in advance. Permits are only available online or via telephone.

Visitors will need to reserve this ranger cabin and possibly make one or more nights of backcountry camping reservations depending upon their exact route.

Equipment Rental

Do you need to rent a canoe, tent, or other camping equipment? Find a business that can supply some or all of the required equipment for your backcountry trip.

Water Levels

Check for special advisories prior to your departure at Algonquin Park Advisories.

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