Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, Apsley

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#508 of 1,092 in Parks in Ontario
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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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  • Biggest park south of algonquin. Nice back country camping sites but watch out, a few of the lakes have some cottages on them, so choose wisely. My favorite starting point is long lake, just for the views as you canoe down to the end.
  • I've been coming to the park since I was a kid. Every lake has it's own charm to it. The further you portage in, the quieter and untouched they get. Vixen has always been a lake of choice, only a couple portages (and two beaver dams) in from Long. Very peaceful, clean and natural. Perfect swimming on hot days too. MNR takes pretty good care of them but sometimes the dams build up. All in all a great park for backwoods camping.
  • We haven't used the park overnight, but we've used the side trail near Buckhorn and it's a nice easy hike to a cool spot at the end of the trail.
  • Back country camping here is great. We stayed at Bottle Lake for 2 nights, and Sucker Lake for 2 nights. Sucker Lake seemed to be a lot more quiet. The island site on Sucker Lake was nice because of the lack of squirrels and raccoons, but it was fairly exposed, and thus, rather windy.
  • As far as setting up a backcountry canoe trip close to Toronto, this is a good option. Very asscessible. Just be warned that you will come across cottages and motorboats on lots of the lakes, even those that you have to portage to. The further you go, the quieter it is.
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