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Balsam Lake Provincial Park

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Great camping weekend

Our first time back in over 20 years! Our campsite was #268 in the Trailer Campground with hydro... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
Good place to camp

Park is clean and well maintained. Camp sites are close together but a good size. Lake is crystal... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
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2238 Highway 48, Kirkfield, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 2B0, Canada
+1 705-454-3324
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Just got back from Balsam Lake Provincial park. We stayed at the single lonesome cottage on site, which we booked WAY in advance (back in February I think). I was hesitant. Reason being that there were no pics of cottage before going... but rest assured...More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Despite the fire ban, our visit was very enjoyable. Ontario continues to surprise me with another beautiful location. The beach was clean and not over crowded. The bathrooms were clean no matter when I visited. I was very excited to see a little park store...More

Thank Tiffany R
Reviewed July 10, 2018

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

7  Thank Sari C
Reviewed July 3, 2018

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.

1  Thank Frank B
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

2  Thank volley11
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
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
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

3  Thank Edward W
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
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

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August 22, 2018|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
I'd say it is more along the lines of hard packed sand. We went in there with water shoes. My son played on the shore for hours...
July 12, 2018|
Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
Swimming is free!