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Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

North Kawartha, Apsley, North Kawartha, Ontario, Canada
+1 888-668-7275
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For a visitor without a canoe, there is not as much reason to visit Kawartha Highlands Provincial... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Edward W
Toronto, Canada
My 1st backcountry camping A PLUS

My husband has been backcountry camping for years, with friends and more recently our teenage son... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
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North Kawartha, Apsley, North Kawartha, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

For a visitor without a canoe, there is not as much reason to visit Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, as there are no facilities set up for visitors in cars or on foot. We knew this about the park, but still as we drove by on...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My husband has been backcountry camping for years, with friends and more recently our teenage son. He has wanted me to go for years, but I always thought of myself as more of a 5 star resort gal. Well, last year I decided to give...More

Thank Onedone
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Love this park and have visited many, many times but mostly day trips since we live in Peterborough, Ontario. This time we took our grandchildren and one of their friends to Bottle Lake. We chose site 107 because of the beach attributes. It was covered...More

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I grew up canoeing in this area and this is my first time back since it became a Provincial Park. It was also my 11 y.o. daughter's first canoe trip so we opted for the easy access of Sucker Lake. We had a great experience...More

Thank north4608
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I have been back to Kawartha lakes several times and am never disappointed. It is a quick 2 hour drive from Toronto, sites are easy to book online (given that you do it well in advance) and the scenery is beautiful! I have launched from...More

1  Thank Raza S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wonderful place to visit and do some backcountry camping. We visit several times a year as the lakes are so beautiful and depending on where you go you can feel very secluded and remote.

2  Thank NickPow44
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I have canoe-tripped in this park 3 times now, and have never been disappointed. We always use the Anstruther Marina as our access and outfitters- they are friendly and helpful and a pleasure to deal with. The park's portages are well marked with signs, ribbons...More

2  Thank Myles C
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We took our 8 yo on his first backcountry canoe trip to Sucker Lake from the Bottle Lake Access and stayed at site 120 for two nights. The 90m portage between the lakes keeps Sucker Lake a motor-free zone and provides that sense of wilderness...More

2  Thank kayakersue
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Want to enjoy nature and solitude thus summer within 2 hours of Whitby, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Courtice, Bowmanville etc?? So far in 2016 I've canoe tripped 3x in the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park north of Peterborough, Ontario. In May it was with friends and 2x...More

2  Thank LewWill
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

We took several daytime forays into the park on snowshoes or cross country skis this month. Approaches through the Cox Lake, Long Lake, Anstruther Lake entry points all lead to some spectacular backcountry bushwalking. The park is abandoned by most people at this time of...More

1  Thank Doug M
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Danny S
10 September 2017|
Response from north4608 | Reviewed this property |
Kawartha Highlands is a canoe-access backcountry camping park. I don't believe it has marked hiking trails beyond the canoe portages.
Karim a
16 April 2017|
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Response from OnParks | Property representative |
You'll need to bring your own canoe :)
Tim P
28 March 2017|
Response from OnParks | Property representative |
Hi Tim, We can't make any guarantees because every provider and day is a little different, but Kawartha Highlands generally gets good cell coverage.