Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, Mattawa

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Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park is a provincial park in Ontario, Canada.The park spans both sides of the Mattawa River. It has an area of 25.5km2 and is about west of Mattawa, Ontario, Canada. It is administered by Ontario Parks, which classifies it as a natural environment park.This park is popular in the summer with campers, providing many recreational activities such as canoeing, swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing, and other family activities. The visitors centre houses the Voyageur Heritage Centre, which highlights the historic importance of the Mattawa River to the fur trade through interactive exhibits. The park is also home to the Canadian Ecology Centre, an outdoor education centre, which provides educational programs on sustainable forestry.The park is named after Samuel de Champlain, one of the first French explorers of Canada of the 17th century.
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  • Good Park kids loved tubing down the river. We did some hiking one day very long trail I think the yellow or green on map. It was very steep climbs not recommended for kids unless you want to carry th...  more »
  • We decided on this park, because had elderly people in our group and needed an easy trails. Definitely a place for senior people. Interpretation centre was closed for season, but we found park rangers...  more »
  • We were returning from a road trip, stop interesting across Ontario that never ends, plan your essence. Large, wooded sites. Offer electricity but far away. Near a lake. Several hiking trails but were in the rain so did not.
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  • Awesome place for camping. Please take the campground close to river side so you can have almost your own private river side. Went to see fall colors and they were awesome. My best fall colors view in last 20 years in Canada
  • Nice small provincial park close to North Bay. No interior camping but nice tent sites. Good size and close to beach. Very clean comfort stations. Best part, the incredibly helpful and friendly park warden, Carrie Beaver.
  • Very good park lots to do cant wait to come back here!!
  • Lovely sites, clean facilities and no highway noise! Lots of hiking trails and things to do
  • Good canoeing and hiking, fun rapids...beaches are gravel