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Balsam Lake Provincial Park, Kirkfield

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3.7/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
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  • Great facilities..the beach is sandy bottom and accomodates a lot of people..kayaks,canoes,paddle boats and water hammocks available.Fabulous farmer's market on Sunday of Labour Day weekend..Very peac...  read more »
  • While it's not Algonquin, it has enough trees and privacy. The beach is big and gets crowded with young families. You can also rent paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and pedal boat. Even picnic shelter and...  read more »
  • The beach is use at your own risk but very nice during the summer time. I just came back from an August weekend and there were virtually no bugs at all. We went once in oct and the mosquitos were ever...  read more »
  • We are avid Provincial Park campers. This trip we were pre fishing for a tourney, so we brought our tent instead of our trailer. The park & launch are great & well kept. The staff were are great, especially Anne, a woman who I encountered while she was cleaning a comfort station. I was only disappointed with some of the other campers who spoke rudely to staff and, in my opinion, had very entitled attitudes and blatantly expressed them via how they kept their sites, and how they left common areas. ( comfort stations, beaches, etc.). Staff can only do so much, and should not have to teach grown people how to be courteous campers. We will be back!
  • The park has nice facilities and the beach is very nice, the only issue I have is the one park rule .. 6 people max for most sites, I had 5 adults and 4 year old and a 1 year old, well guess what they count babies as a person and I was forced to get another site because my 1 year old made our group of 7.. very rude park ranger and did not care whatsoever that we drove for 2 1/2 hrs to stay for a week. tried to talk to the supervisor and nobody cared.. other than that its a nice place.
  • While 3/4 of the RV camping facilities resemble a trailer park there are a fair number of remarkable sites down by the lake which are complete with private access to the Lake. The Trailer park area seems to be a wonderful place for kids to play and interact and definitely seems to be family oriented. its proximity to Toronto is remarkable and is a very easy drive. it is well equipped with comfort stations including showers.
  • We loved our sites at Balsam Lake but unfortunately on our last day (yesterday) we were given a paddle boat with no instructions on how to check if it was working and in the end got stranded in the lake and had to be rescued first by our kids and then by park rangers. After we got off the paddle boat we were told that the black rope on the boat was suppose to be inside the boat, it was left outside and got entangled at the bottom preventing 2 of us who were seated in front unable to paddle. We were out there for almost 2 hours. I think the gentlemen (Jackson, was his name) should have told us and checked the boat before we were sent out. This was a terrible mistake and left us feeling very upset!!!!
  • Plenty of parking and camp sites. Lots of beaches and a great boat launch. Just like any provincial park there is a small fee to enter for the day or to camp over night. Highly recommend you reserve a spot early in the spring if your looking to camp in the summer.
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