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Oba is located approximately 200 miles North of Sault Ste. Marie, in Northern Ontario.
On your trip you will travel by car, rail and boat.
From Sault Ste. Marie, drive Highway 17 north to
Note: The ACR Passenger Train quit running in
2015. There is hope that it will be back up and
running in 2016. If the train is not running,
you will need to drive to Hearst and then down
to Oba. We can send you driving directions. The
ACR needs your support. There is a great effort
to save this historical service. You can follow
the progress of the efforts to save the train
and add your support at the Coalition for
Algoma Passenger Trains.
Buy your tickets when the booth opens.
Stack your gear on one of the red wooden carts (you may have to share with others) so your gear is ready to be loaded on the train when it arrives.
There is plenty of free parking at the Hawk Junction
The train leaves Hawk Junction at 3:20 p.m. and travels
80 miles north via the Algoma Central Railway. (Link is
If you prefer, you can catch the Algoma Central Railway
in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
We will meet you at your train stop in Oba, Ontario and transport you a very short distance by truck to our boat launch.
Then you will travel by boat down the Oba River 14 miles to Cameron Lake.
If you prefer to drive to Oba, we have driving
directions on our FAQ