Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, Mattawa

#20 of 77 in Parks in Northeastern Ontario
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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43 reviews
  • July 22, 2017
    SDC is a long drive for anyone coming from the GTA but it's totally worth it. We have visited about 20% of all the provincial parks and this one is in my top 5 or 6 for sure. It's breath taking in bea...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    Unfortunately our visit was greeted with some stormy weather and so we could not hike as much as intended. The scenery is amazing and even spending some time driving through the park was a great way t...  more »
  • May 26, 2017
    Great nature park, trails, camping, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming. Clean, private, store,and good location, with history  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    Medium sized Provincial Park by the lake. Good for fishing, canoeing, swimming. Beach and playgrounds for children. Well maintained comfort stations.
  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • May 24, 2017
    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
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    One of our favorites. Just a beautiful place.

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