Fire Tower Trail (Restoule PP)


Photo: April McClellan


This trail at Restoule Provincial Park begins at the picnic area just west of the park road. It initially winds its way through a maturing red pine plantation, then leads to surroundings of mixed upland forest. This trail is for experienced hikers as it can be a sometimes challenging climb to the top of the Stormy Lake Bluffs.

Spectacular views of Stormy Lake and the surrounding forest and a historical fire tower make this hike worth the effort.

Trailhead UTM 594780 mE x 5102236 mN
Ownership Ministry of Natural Resources – Ontario Parks
Management Restoule Provincial Park
Length 4.1 km
Activities Hiking
Amenities Lookout, Parking, Picnic Area, Public Beach, Washrooms
Difficulty Moderate
Fees Park-entry Fee

Rules for Use

  • motorized travel and bicycles are prohibited
  • appropriate footwear is a necessity
  • pets must be leashed at all times
  • park entry permit is required for trail use


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for 14.5 km (9 mi). Take exit 329 for Lake Nosbonsing Road/HWY 654. Continue on Lake Nosbonsing Road/HWY 654 for 23 km (14.3 mi), then turn right onto HWY 534. 21.4 km (13.3 mi) further, stay right to remain on HWY 534 for an extra 9 km (5.6 mi). Follow signage to the Provincial Park.

For More Information

Restoule Provincial Park
8818 ON-534, Restoule, ON
(705) 729-2010

The vast network of trails we celebrate exist on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabe people within the territory protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaties of 1923.