Red Rock (Ontario)
Red Rock is a scenic town located on the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Ontario. A good spot for outdoor enthusiasts, its rugged cliffs and the Nipigon Bay waters provide opportunities for hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling, and skiing.
Greyhound stops at "Red Rock Jct" (near the Hwy 11-17/628 crossroads), but it is not a station: There is neither a ticket agent nor services at this location. The closest Greyhound station is the Husky House on Trans-Canada 11/17 (3km W of Nipigon or 15km by road from Red Rock village).
Red Rock Marina offers fuel, electricity, security, shower, pumpout, and launching.
- Nearby rivers and lakes offer excellent fishing, including some of the best ice fishing in Northern Ontario. Local fish include: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Lake and Brook Trout, Small and Large Mouth Bass, Perch, Crappie, Sauger, Sturgeon, and Whitefish. Red Rock holds a world record for biggest book trout.
- Hiking the 8.2km trail to Nipigon from Red Rock takes approximately three hours. If hiking one-way, it's easier to walk northward from Red Rock and arrange for a ride back, taking water and a light lunch. Rest areas along the way provide a good view of the lake and wildlife.
- The North Shore Golf Club (just off Highway 11/17, between Nipigon and Red Rock) is noted for breath taking scenery; rental equipment is available.
- The recreation centre in Red Rock offers activities such as a three sheet curling club, a bowling alley, an arena, a senior's club, a weight room, an outdoor swimming pool and a gymnasium.
- Live from the Rock Folk Festival, Pull-a-log Park (on Lake Superior). Second weekend of August. Three-day folk festival, usually features about 25 performers, arts and crafts and the Paju Run (an 11.2km course that climbs 715 feet to the top of Paju Mountain).
Three Red Rock restaurants serve homecooked meals:
- The Birchwood Café and Campground
- Rose's Snack Bar
- Mountain Breeze Restaurant
- Birchwood Campground and Café, 490 11-17 Hwy, ☎ +1 807 886-2440. Scenic and well kept camping sites, amethyst gift shop, general store, café with home cooking, hand-crafted jewellery and unique souvenirs.
- Quebec Lodge, ☎ +1 807 886-2603. Small lodge with large living room (meeting room) and dining room. High speed Internet. Near Red Rock/Nipigon hiking trail. Breakfast and lunch served on site. Sometimes sponsors fly fishing or adventure theme weekends.
Nipigon River Adventures (Rd 17 Hwy 628 Red Rock, +1 807 621-6342) operates a lodge. The township of Red Rock has also set aside an area for camping at the Marina park.
|Routes through Red Rock|
|Fort Frances/Winnipeg ← Thunder Bay ←||W E||→ Nipigon → North Bay/Sault Ste Marie|