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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  • We have camped here twice now, both times in the Babawasse campground, and plan to make it one of our yearly destinations. The first visit we had a bad campsite which looked ok on the website but in r...  more »
  • Beautiful place for bike riding, camping, hiking and taking in nature. Impressive facilities with clean showers, toilets and sinks. The entire campground was booked up upon arrival and we were fortuna...  more »
  • We camped here for the Sept 17 long weekend (booked in March based on the reviews), and we were somewhat disappointed. While I can understand the desire to have radio free zones near the water, the pe...  more »
  • Medium sized Provincial Park by the lake. Good for fishing, canoeing, swimming. Beach and playgrounds for children. Well maintained comfort stations.
  • Super friendly, clean and quiet. We had a problem with the first camp site and we were able to change, not once, but twice without a problem.
  • Very well kept and modern showers that work great Clean site and level Beautiful scenery Weather was bad so I did not get to do everything Lots of trails to explore
  • Very disappointed with the state of this park. It used to be very well kept when it was run by Drex and Jean-Guy. I can't believe how down hill it has gone over the years.
  • One of our favorites. Just a beautiful place.

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