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Mississagi Light House
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Owner description: The Mississagi Lighthouse & Campground is seasonally and will reopen on spring of 2018.
Reviewed July 26, 2014

All of Manitoulin is worth exploring but only head way out to Mississaggi if you have the time to stop enroute and pause at the lighthouse. Once there it is spectacular isolation. Note the shore and imagine vessels plying these waters

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Thirty-one years ago, my wife and I camped in the splendour of this wilderness camping destination. This year we decided to revisit our past and enjoy this magical campground once again. Most often our memories of places past visited are rather hard to live up to in the present. Not so with the Mississagi Lighthouse Campground. You cannot come here and leave unchanged. The rugged yet welcoming landscape, the constant pulse of Lake Huron surging against the puzzle-like rocky shoreline. The absence of airborne pests, the magnificence of absolutely breathtaking sunsets. The history and lore contained in the Lighthouse and Museum. The crystal clarity of the ice blue water and the abundance of fish that you can actually watch as they cruise the deeps so close to shore. The fascinating people you meet, be they fellow campers or just day visitors. Mary Eadie and her Fog Horn Station Cafe. Some places in this world are what I call "Memory Makers". This is definitely one of those places.

Not much has changed over the past 30 years. Many operators of this destination have come and gone, but Mary has been here for most of that time. You should come here for a quiet and uninterrupted stay of no less than 4 or 5 days. You can see most of the campground and attraction in a few hours, but one needs to immerse oneself in the experience of ever changing weather and wind. Brilliant morning sunrise over the forest behind the campsite giving way to an immense bank of fog rolling down from the north-west. Out of this mountain of fog comes a mournful sounding horn, announcing the seeming mystical arrival of the mammoth lake freighter, AlgoRail as she steams to her berth at the Lafarge Quarry just a few kilometres to the north. Smaller boats pass by and remind you of the importance of this historical lighthouse and all the tragedies it has prevented, and secrets it longs to share with anyone willing to listen to its tales.

Needless to say, we loved this place. You should know a few of the features that make this a special place. Dogs are welcomed, but only on a leash. Fires are restricted to your campsite fire pit, and not on the rocky shore. Firewood may or may not be available, I brought my own and gave most of it away. Wash facilities are available and basic, but clean. Looking for the best campsite? Our choice, 30 years ago and again this year is #13. Open, yet private and virtually on the water. Our 24 ft trailer fit well on the site. #12 and # 9 are also very nice and more sheltered while still beside the water. The "electrical" sites are roomy and easily accessible, and no more than a short walk to the shoreline.

Bring a book, your shore fishing gear (there is a place to launch small boats and a sheltered mooring), and an open mind. Forget your cell phone and any electronics that need internet connections. You don't need them and they don't work here. Radio stations are abundant and signals are strong. If you have forgotten anything, you can find the bare essentials at the general store in Meldrum Bay, a 20 minute drive.

Did I forget anything? Yes, I left out many of the best parts because I could not describe the experience we enjoyed adequately. Make your own memories. Come visit this magical place before it disappears. (It may not be funded beyond this year). Oh yes, $20 per night or $25 with hydro. (CASH ONLY) A small charge for priceless memories.

3  Thank SchumacherJack
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

I loved it, visited the lighthouse which was fun, then went for lunch at the restaurant and the food was great.

Mary who was hosting the restaurant is a wonderful person. She is full of stories of the area and is a character. We all had fun there. We will be back.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is one of the most scenic capmgrounds you will find, at very end of the road west on Manitoulin.. The sites are on limestone bluff overlooking the Missasagi Straights, and Cockburn Island across. The light house has a great little restraunt run by a delightful character (Mary). Her meals are great and easily afforded and her desserts are awesome !

Thank Dave H
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This lighthouse and museum is off the beaten track but definitely worth the drive! The rocks, water, Restaurant and camp grounds are worth seeing.

1  Thank luckygreeneyedlady
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