Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park

Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park, Englehart: Address, Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park Reviews: 4/5

Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park

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D A
48 contributions
Jul. 2021
I have modified my previous review after receiving a note from the message bac from the superintendent. To be fair, the info I received was helpful: This is one jewel of a park! Four easily accessible waterfalls, trails along the rapids and rivers: well-kept hiking trails (grass all cut), and some more rugged areas. Outstanding picnic facilities ( at least two huge shelters and more) and firepits are located along the trail to eat and enjoy the falls. It would help if you looked further than the obvious to get the most out of this park.
The electrical sites are open- not a lot of privacy, but good neighbours. There is a comfort station with showers and flush toilets. This is an excellent place and so convenient to stay if you are on the way to or from Cochrane, Timmons, Esker Lakes, Ivanhoe, Kettle Lakes or further. Please take the time to stop, register for the day (it is free Mon-Thurs. this year) so they know that people want to visit. A quick trip in would be 1-2 hours. Longer to hike, and of course, stay several days to camp! I took a passel of kids there for a week about 10 years ago, and we had a great time, and had planned to gain this year so, but was unable to get a site for an extended stay.
The lower campground is closed until it can be brought up to current standards, and given that this park is partnered with the Town of Englehart, it may take some time to do so. The same would apply to upgrading some of the day-use areas. The superintendent was quick to acknowledge that she is aware of these deficiencies and will bring them to the attention of Englehardt so that they may work towards solutions. Ontario Parks are meant to be self-sufficient, but I have learned when requesting info about Algonquin that the (and I may not have the full story or have understood fully what I learned) that the money seems to be pooled, and the larger parks get more than their fair share, leaving the smaller, yet unique parks with fewer visitors get less funding than they need to do all that is necessary to help it attract more visitors, getting back less $ than they contributed to the pot.
Written September 7, 2021
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monica P
Kirkfield, Canada29 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
This very small Provincial Park is a diamond in the rough. It is managed by the town of Engelhardt (not Ontario Parks) and considering the resources available, they do an awesome job!! Trails are well groomed, water falls are very scenic with a picnic area, washrooms and ample parking. Chelsea, our check in gal was very informative and very passionate about the park. There are only 32 Hydro sites with many pull thru's. Highly recommend this park for a nite driving by or a longer stay.
Written September 2, 2021
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volley11
Oshawa, Canada165 contributions
Jul. 2020
Stayed 1 night. Upon arrival, no one is at the gate. You fill out your info and leave it in the box. Camp sites have little privacy between them. 2 good hiking trails to try! The view of the rapids and the falls are very picturesque. The bridge has seen better days and should be repaired. Okay for a 1 night stop over.
No Park badges available to purchase
Written September 16, 2020
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OntarioCanuck1
Georgetown, Canada3,778 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Spent part of a day did 2 hikes, Hells gate follows the river with some good views of rapids and falls, but if wet outside can be slippery near the edge, most people will have no problem.
High falls trail worth some good views of the falls.
Too bad the bridge has never been fixed, bit of an eye sore and a reminder of what was or could be.
Still worth a stop, having a picnic.
Written September 2, 2020
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Larry W
Ottawa, Canada26 contributions
Aug. 2020
When this park was opened in 1957, it must have been a real gem. Years of neglect have left shut down outhouses, shut down tent sections of the park , and grossly outdated washroom facilities and eternal "not potable" water. How times have changed for the worse. The bridge has long since died a horrible death and what is worse, is the decaying wreck is left behind as a reminder of bygone days. All the sites have old style stone fireplaces, never updated in 60+ years. The front office should be located in a museum as an example of the 1950's style of entrance to parks.
Very sad to see the lack of interest and money that needs to be in this park.
It has a natural beauty that is exceptional, which is no doubt why it was made a park when Diefenbaker was prime minister. Ontario Parks and the Town of Englehart, do your part to save this Northern gem!!
Written August 20, 2020
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VKB
Montreal, Canada140 contributions
Sep. 2019
Ok so the park is overgrown but if you chose to overlook this and enjoy the trails and scenery, this is a great place!
Walked the Hell’s Gate trail...picked a few rasberries on the way. the Scenic High Falls were the nicest from the trail looking up. The Lower Scenic Trail had a lookout but obscured by years of growth. Sad. Would be a good place for a picnic. Honor system payment for entry.
Written September 1, 2019
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PANDA B
Englehart, Canada9 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Friends
this was a great place. have been going for years since i was a child. trails, waterfalls,fishing, endless camp sites
Written May 5, 2019
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debrears
Englehart, Canada5 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
This is one of my favourite places to go! Whether you are hiking, picnicking, skiing or snowshoeing!!! Breathtaking year around scenery!
Written July 9, 2018
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,508 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Couples
Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park in Englehart Ontario is a dog friendly park great for a walk, with wonderful waterfall views and streams.
Written September 7, 2017
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Pat B
60 contributions
Mar. 2017 • Family
It's a great place to hike , swim, see wildlife , camping it's so enjoyable for all ages. We love it year round
Written March 16, 2017
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