Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, Apsley

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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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  • Wonderful place to visit and do some backcountry camping. We visit several times a year as the lakes are so beautiful and depending on where you go you can feel very secluded and remote.  more »
  • We entered the Anstruther Marina site and parked our vehicles. Then a woman came shouting at us to leave. She told us this was private property . There was no board indicating that this was private pr...  more »
  • I have canoe-tripped in this park 3 times now, and have never been disappointed. We always use the Anstruther Marina as our access and outfitters- they are friendly and helpful and a pleasure to deal ...  more »