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Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

North Kawartha, Apsley, North Kawartha, Ontario, Canada
+1 888-668-7275
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Stoplog site 560

This is a gorgeous park with excellent backcountry camping opportunities. We just got back from 5... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
stefbcanada
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Toronto, Canada
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Great place to try your first back country canoe trip.

We were scheduled for a trip on the French river but we had to reschedule our trip last minute... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daxton V
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North Kawartha, Apsley, North Kawartha, Ontario, Canada
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+1 888-668-7275
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous park with excellent backcountry camping opportunities. We just got back from 5 days on Stoplog Lake To get to our site we went Long > Loucks > Compass > Stoplog. The portage from Loucks to Compass was brutal. The water level...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were scheduled for a trip on the French river but we had to reschedule our trip last minute because of the bad fires up there. We did 3 days. We started at the Long lake access point and camped our first night on Loucks....More

1  Thank Daxton V
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Reviewed October 16, 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

10  Thank Edward W
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Reviewed September 19, 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

2  Thank Onedone
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Reviewed July 23, 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

4  Thank Carol O
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Reviewed July 19, 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

4  Thank north4608
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Reviewed June 26, 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

2  Thank Raza S
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Reviewed January 17, 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.

3  Thank NickPow44
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Reviewed August 12, 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

3  Thank Myles C
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Reviewed July 23, 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

3  Thank kayakersue
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Danny S
September 10, 2017|
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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.
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Karim a
April 16, 2017|
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Response from OnParks | Property representative |
You'll need to bring your own canoe :)
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