Esker Lakes Provincial Park

Esker Lakes Provincial Park

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Seppie
Leamington, Canada23 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Beautiful park! We spent three nights in a tent on site 81 at the start of July. Park was very quiet during weeknights, you could hear loons and other birds all day and night. We had a chipmunk visit us. Our site overlooked the lake and was very cozy. Washrooms are dated and need a refresher but were fine. The check in shop was cute and had snacks and park patches. The beach is cozy and the water was crisp! I’m not sure if the visitors centre was just closed during the week but it looked closed up. We really enjoyed our stay. We started the Lonesome Bog Trail but didn’t finish. The path was very narrow and I was scared of ticks-even though we didn’t see any! Mosquitos abound! We cooked 4 times on the fire, it was clean and easy. There is a playground at the beach if you have kids but not really much else that I saw. There’s a ‘baseball diamond’ with sand. This is a perfect place if you just want to go sit in nature and be peaceful. You can do a trail, go canoeing or kayaking, go swimming and get a great sleep! The closest town with amenities is Kirkland Lake, which is a 30 min drive right on the highway. Larder Lake is a decent sized town with amenities at a 30 min drive left on the highway. This area boasts high densities of minerals and crystal formations. There is a beautiful energy in the park!
Written July 9, 2022
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HelenToronto_Ontario
Newmarket36 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Beautiful Northern Park with large campsites and amazing starry nights. Washrooms are very dated, and the showers were temperamental--leaving you lathered up with no rinse water. Lots of leaches in all the lakes and bring lots of bug spray.
Written August 21, 2021
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Robert D
Whitehorse, Canada151 contributions
Oct. 2019
It was a wonderful time of year to revisit the park after over 50 years. We used to canoe and camp there in the day.
Written October 9, 2019
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Sue&Frank
Toronto5 contributions
Aug. 2019
We were there for only two nights and it was great. Camp site was big. We had a fire every night and was very relaxing and quiet. Facilities were clean. Beach area was small but well kept. Water was clear.
Written September 13, 2019
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VKB
Montreal, Canada140 contributions
Sep. 2019
Warm, welcoming and helpful reception at the main gate. Empty, as every camper was moving out. Hiked the Bog Trail, the park should call it the Blueberry trail. Scenic, hiked in cold, windy, rainy weather. Blueberries were awesome!
With stops, we hiked it in one hour. Not difficult, solid pair of running shoes did the job. Some small hills. Took in the beach areas, had a picnic at the main beach, with little sandpipers running about. We were the only people there.
Written September 3, 2019
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Patricia M
9 contributions
Jul. 2019
This is our second summer on Esker lakes and we loved. Visited last week of July with my teen sons and daughter.
We have the chance to connect as a family and completely disconnect from the world (there is none to very limited service in this area) The lakes are pristine and the wild blue berries are amazing!
We did lots of paddle board and kayaking as well as hike the longest trail to visit all the lakes in the park. plan to bring deep woods mosquito and insect repellent.
Written August 22, 2019
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KL_NorthernON_CA
Kirkland Lake, Canada9 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Couples
Worked here as a Junior Ranger in late 70’s and continue to work in the area. This park is a wonderful gem that few people from down south are even aware of. Lots of trees and private campsites. Older style PP. Love spending time here.
Written July 9, 2018
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Rod T
Matheson, Canada2 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Family
Nice place to canoe, hike and camp... did a lot of canoeing with the kids, some nice routes. Some routes with portages that even the kids could handle.
Written January 18, 2018
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,537 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Couples
Making the rounds of the provincial parks as our way of enjoying and celebrating Canada's 150th by exploring parks within reach for a day trip.

Great park for walking trails, pet friendly.
Written September 7, 2017
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,124 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Couples
This is a nice small provincial park with some nice lakes and trails. In fact, there are dozens of kettle lakes, formed when glaciers retreated 10,000 years ago. We went in on a day pass, just to drive around and see the place. However, there is not really much to see from the roads. For that reason (and because I love to hike), I did the short (1.5 km) Sentier Lonesome Bog Trail. It was a nice, easy and peaceful trail - beautiful!
Written August 14, 2017
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