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Balsam Lake Provincial Park

2238 Highway 48, Kirkfield, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 2B0, Canada
+1 705-454-3324
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Not what we expected

Came here with my boyfriend last weekend and it had it's ups and downs compared to Awenda and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sari C
Great place to camp!

For a long weekend of camping, this campground has much to offer. Great beach activities, hiking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frank B
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“balsam lake” (32 reviews)
“provincial park” (14 reviews)
“lookout trail” (8 reviews)
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2238 Highway 48, Kirkfield, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 2B0, Canada
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+1 705-454-3324
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"balsam lake"
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"provincial park"
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"lookout trail"
in 8 reviews
"nice beach"
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"only complaint"
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"long weekend"
in 4 reviews
"good size"
in 2 reviews
"great camping"
in 3 reviews
"weekend camping"
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"ice cream"
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"great for kids"
in 2 reviews
"my favorite place"
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"dog beach"
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"electric sites"
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"hardwood forest"
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"trailer"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my boyfriend last weekend and it had it's ups and downs compared to Awenda and McGregor Point where we had previously gone. This place has a really nice beach that can accomodate lots of people, unfornuately, it can't accomodate the capacity of...More

4  Thank Sari C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a long weekend of camping, this campground has much to offer. Great beach activities, hiking trails and the best comfort stations I've seen yet! Staff are courteous and friendly and security was great! Campsites are very spacious and clean.

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Our first time back in over 20 years! Our campsite was #268 in the Trailer Campground with hydro. Our site was huge but not too private. No worries as we spent a lot of our time away from the site. There are plenty of biking/walking...More

1  Thank volley11
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The Lookout Trail's name alone may make one think that it is merely a trail going up and down a large hill, with a lookout point at the top. It is so much more than that hill. There is a wide variety of natural environments...More

Thank Joseph G
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

There was not much difference between the outhouses and comfort stations. It appeared that the comfort station had not been given more than bare minimal cleaning since the beginning of the season - and that was just after it had just had its once daily...More

4  Thank gina4h
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

This place is not going to compete with bigger parks in Ontario or Canada, but for what it is, it is pretty amazing. Those going only to the beach are going to miss out on some of the best that there is to offer here,...More

2  Thank Edward W
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Park is clean and well maintained. Camp sites are close together but a good size. Lake is crystal clear. Beach is busy on the weekend.

1  Thank BackpackerFromCanada
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

This is a great provincial park for day use. They have a wonderful beach that leads into a shallow part of the lake. Great for kids - they can go out 10-15 feet and still be at their hips wading in the water. The park...More

Thank Ottawajester
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

We camped here for 3 nights after being recommended by friends. The park is large and has a nice beach and 2 trails. We found that the park has terrible signage and it was easy to lose where you were going. It took almost 15...More

3  Thank Courtney F
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

The site was as expected. A bit less private than we had hoped. Moderate/Average privacy might mean very exposed. We bought 2 bags of firewood ($15 total) and it was very very wet. I spent the whole first night trying to keep our fire going...More

Thank Simon B
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