Myth: Temagami is a pristine wilderness
This is Briggs garbage dump in Temagami
There are many reports on trashed camping sites. Come to Ferguson Bay and see for yourself what Houseboaters leave behind - in springtime it takes TWO FULL BIG GARBAGE BAGS to clean up the best beach in Temagami.
This is what cottagers, campers and Bear island residents leave behind in a pit.
It is the most popular feeding spot for BEARS.
Most of this waste is still recycable but it is easier just to dump it.
Water quality (for drinking) is a serious issue all around Bear island and North-east arm on lake Temagami because of boats, houseboats, seadoos and barges.
It is not unusual to find broken glass, bear bottles and dirty ass-wiping paper anywhere throughout canoe routes.