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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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Balsam Bliss

Balsam is my favorite place to spend the weekend and this year we were blessed with an 8 day trip... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Karen S
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Pickering, Canada
lovely place to spend the day

The park is a clean well run park. We didn't stay overnight but have heard good things about it... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Leanne R
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Kirkfield, Canada
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2238 Highway 48, Kirkfield, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 2B0, Canada
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Balsam is my favorite place to spend the weekend and this year we were blessed with an 8 day trip there on one of their rarely available waterfront sites - heaven! The washrooms are kept extremely clean, the park staff is friendly and helpful and...More

1  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

The park is a clean well run park. We didn't stay overnight but have heard good things about it. The beach is nice but you need to search for shade on warm days. The water is clean and has bouy markers for distance.

1  Thank Leanne R
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing park!! Clean and so inviting!! Anne is a park cleaner and she is amazing and one hard worker!! She needs a pay raise because she doesn't stop!! People destroyed the washroom and she had to clean it & did without any issues. The boating,...More

2  Thank Funspotaddict
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited during free provincial park day. Visited the beach, quite busy. Rentals for boats. Snack bar. Good campsites and hiking trails. Walked 2 of the trails. Lots of birds, rabbits, deer. Would go again.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great facilities..the beach is sandy bottom and accomodates a lot of people..kayaks,canoes,paddle boats and water hammocks available.Fabulous farmer's market on Sunday of Labour Day weekend..Very peaceful place

1  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

While it's not Algonquin, it has enough trees and privacy. The beach is big and gets crowded with young families. You can also rent paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and pedal boat. Even picnic shelter and bike rental! The campsite itself was big and has enough trees...More

5  Thank somethingeneric
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The beach is use at your own risk but very nice during the summer time. I just came back from an August weekend and there were virtually no bugs at all. We went once in oct and the mosquitos were everywhere! I recommend the summer...More

2  Thank Elliott B
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last weekend. Good campground, sites are clean and pretty big where we stayed in Mapleview. Other campsites in other places have no privacy but we felt we had full privacy from our neighbors which is what we wanted. We stayed on 79...More

1  Thank aogs11
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Established in 1968, Balsam Lake Provincial Park (Balsam) is a recreational-class provincial park spanning 448 hectares on Balsam Lake a few kilometers southwest of Coboconk. Features of note include a sandy beach, hiking trails, a rental cottage (fully furnished), and camping sites. Of the 506...More

4  Thank burr6013
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Loved this park. Loved the beach and the trail. Because a partial fire ban was put in place the trails were closed and we only were able to complete the Lookout trail. The fact that it was just a partial bam still allowing fires from...More

2  Thank D H
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