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Ajawaan Lake
Grey Owl's cabin "Beaverlodge"
Grey Owl's cabin "Beaverlodge"
Ajawaan Lake is located in Saskatchewan
Ajawaan Lake
Ajawaan Lake
Location in Saskatchewan
Location Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan
Coordinates 54°8′N 106°27′W / 54.133°N 106.450°W / 54.133; -106.450
Primary inflows snow fall
Primary outflows Churchill River via many small lakes
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width 0.5 km (0.31 mi)
Surface area 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Shore length1 5 km (3.1 mi)
Islands 0
Settlements 0
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Ajawaan Lake is a lake in the northern boreal forest portion of Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, 700 metres from the north end of Kingsmere Lake via a wide portage trail. It is known mainly as the home of Grey Owl, famed naturalist, from 1932 to 1938. Access is via a 20 km trail from the Kingsmere River up the west side of Kingsmere Lake, or by canoe or small boat via the Kingsmere River, Kingsmere River rail push-cart portage and Kingsmere Lake. The lake has native northern pike and walleye fish, as well as resident beavers.

The trail to Grey Owl's cabin is 2.75 km around the western edge of the lake. There are two cabins on the north shore, one at the water's edge where beavers had built a lodge partly inside, and a second up the hill behind. The second cabin was built for Grey Owl's wife, Anahereo, who disliked sharing the cabin with beavers. The graves of Grey Owl, his common-law wife Anahereo and daughter Shirley Dawn are west of the upper cabin. There are interpretative signs at the cabin site. Parks Canada has restored the both cabins several times and the beaver lodge in the lower cabin is a partial reconstruction only.


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