Newfoundland's Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve lies about 20 km southeast of Corner Brook, 40 km southwest of Buchans, and 30 km south of Deer Lake.
Various woods roads provide vehicle and hiking access; with proper permits, access by snowmobile, boat, helicopter, and floatplane is also allowed.
A series of forest resource roads surround the reserve, namely North Harbour, Lady Slipper, Gull Pond, Pelley's Brook, Camp 185, Portage Lake, Lloyds River, Star Lake, and the Burgeo Highway (Route 480). These roads provide access points for reserve users but in most cases do not cross the reserve boundary. The Camp 185 network is the only road that provides direct access to the reserve. Currently, major portions of the Camp 185 network are in very poor condition (i.e., multiple washouts and grown-in alder beds) and reserve users are cautioned to use roads at their own risk.
Boaters using the Grand Lake system are advised to take care. The lack of protective coves for shelter, the steep topography of area, and localized deadheads or sunken tree trunks near inshore areas present hazards.
No all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are allowed in the reserve.