Wenda Lake Ranger Cabin Ranger Cabin Accesspoint

Ranger Cabin


We know very little about the history of this cabin except that it was built by a Park Ranger, Max Borutski. By the nature and construction techniques we believe it was built in the early 1920s. It is a one-room, open-concept log cabin and is located in a mature Red Pine stand on the north shore of Wenda Lake, giving it a southern exposure.

Features and Amenities

  • All cabins have fire extinguishers, wash basin, metal pail, shovel, broom, dust pan, bunks (no mattresses), table and chairs, and an outside closed-in toilet.
  • There is NO wood-burning stove at the Wenda Lake Cabin
  • 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

Location and Access

  • Backcountry canoe access only. No vehicle access.
  • The best route to the Wenda Lake Ranger Cabin is by canoe through scenic Caracajou Bay and Spectacle Lake from the Grand Lake - Achray Access Point. An alternate route is west up Grand Lake, and then by portage 3620 metres to Wenda Lake. This can be an arduous portage due, not only to its length, but also to the steep grade.
  • Consult the Algonquin Park Canoe Routes Map for detailed directions.

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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