Porphyry Island Provincial Park

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Porphyry Island Provincial Park
Protected Area
Name origin: From the Porphyry rock found on the island
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northwestern Ontario
District Thunder Bay
Part Thunder Bay, Unorganized
Elevation 186 m (610 ft)
Coordinates 48°21′04″N 88°38′07″W / 48.35111°N 88.63528°W / 48.35111; -88.63528Coordinates: 48°21′04″N 88°38′07″W / 48.35111°N 88.63528°W / 48.35111; -88.63528
Length 3 km (2 mi)
Width 0.5 km (0 mi)
Area 107 ha (264 acres)
Geology Basalt, Porphyry
Owner Ontario Parks
IUCN category I
Location of Porphyry Island Provincial Park in Ontario
Website: www.ontarioparks.com/park/porphyryisland

Porphyry Island Provincial Park is a remote, non-operating protected area in Unorganized Thunder Bay District in northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is located on Porphyry Island off the tip of the Black Bay Peninsula on the North Shore of Lake Superior.[1] The park features boreal forest, wetlands, and rocky shores with arctic species like encrusted saxifrage, insectivorous butterwort and the sedge. The island is also one of the few locations of devil's club east of the Rocky Mountains.[2]


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