Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, Mattawa

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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...  read 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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  • We went to this provincial park last weekend and we had a BLAST! It was bit far from Toronto (4 hours), but def. worth the drive... and if you take the smaller side roads and highways there is literal...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lots of different ecosystems, turtle and wildlife hot spot; great fishing
  • Well maintained park
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