Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, Apsley

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#543 of 775 in Parks in Ontario
Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park is a 375km2 area of preserved wilderness and recreational areas in south-central Ontario, Canada. It is located to the north and east of the main belt of the Kawartha lakes primarily in the township of North Kawartha. It is the largest single area of preserved land in the southern part of the province .The park was expanded from its original size of 18.6km2 to its current size in June 2003. It was previously a mostly-wilderness tract enclosing Bottle Lake and Sucker Lake, and accessible primarily by canoe, many by portage routes only. It now encloses many more small lakes as well as all of Anstruther Lake, and has many cottages and access roads.As of May 2011 the park officially became operational and ministry permits for camping and parking are now required. Campsites are designated and provided with picnic tables, fire rings and thunder boxes Official Ontario Parks' maps indicate the park boundaries and exclude small tracts of land which contain pre-existing cottages. Additionally, some cottages on Serpentine and Copper Lakes remain without owning land remain and continue to use motor boats.Municipally, the park is completely within Peterborough County; about two-thirds of its area is in the township of North Kawartha, and the remaining western portion is in the township of Trent Lakes.
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  • 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, ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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