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Chart No: 1513 (Sheet 2) GPS:1 N 44° 44.055'   W 76° 13.330'
Chart Sales: No Lockstation Tel: (613) 272-2095
Washrooms: Yes2 Drinking Water: No3 Day Use Docking: Yes
Overnight Mooring: Yes Docking4 Upstream: n/a Docking4 Downstream: n/a
Ice: No Power: No Boater Camping:5 Yes
Boat Launch: No Picnic Tables: Yes BBQ Grills: Yes
Parking: No Public Telephone: No Self Guided Trail: Yes
Hwy Access: only by aquacar Lock Connects: located in Big Rideau Lake
Special Notes: Owned by Parks Canada and run via a private contract. This is the largest island in a set of islands collectively known as “Long Island”. It was formerly known as "Livingston Island" and may be marked that way on older charts. The flat roofed building on the Island is “Wag’s Lodge,” built by Danny Arnstein (co-owner of Yellow Cab in New York and Chicago) in 1949-50. The cottage features two massive “peanut rock” fireplaces and “driftwood plywood” walls. Of note the building is deteriorating and Parks Canada has restricted access in and around the buidling.
Of Interest: Tennis Courts. Beach.
Notes: Closest gas is 5 km south at Portland. There are no local services. Portland offers full services.
1) GPS data should not be used for navigation. See the GPS page.
2) Washrooms are not wheel chair accessible.
3) Water is available but it is not potable.
4) Includes both blueline and greyline docking - see Lockstation Docking Page.
5) Allows tent camping for those arriving by water and also for cyclists and hikers.

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