Killbear Provincial Park, Nobel

4.4
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Explore the wetlands, rock ridges, and abundant wildlife of Killbear Provincial Park, where the fluctuating water levels of the Great Lakes have created a varied range of shoreline ecosystems. Follow the hiking trails for spectacular views and chances to spot deer, foxes, snakes, and maybe even a bear along the way. Wandering off the trail requires some caution, but the campground guides will be happy to help you out. Put Killbear Provincial Park and other Parry Sound attractions into our Parry Sound online road trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I find this park to be the best provincial park in Ontario. I've been going to Killbear since I was a child and can't possibly say enough great things about it. The park staff are always helpful. This...  more »
  • The park was clean and the sites were not too close together. Hiking was pleasant with trails that were acceptable for novice campers.  more »
  • Wow, where do I start. What a beatiful park! For September it was quite busy. We are thankful we got great weather at this time of year. We were a group of 12. We all got sites close to one another an...  more »
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  • My husband and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and hike the trails at Killbear. We have always heard how beautiful it is. Our visit started with a talk with Louise in the Park office. One word can be used to describe Louise, and that is passionate. She was very knowledgeable and her love of the trails shone through. She directed us to a perhaps not so official trail where the lone tree picture was taken. This was our favourite spot of the day!! Thank you Louise!! We then hiked the Lookout point trail, the Lighthouse trail, cooling off our feet in the crystal clear water, and the Twin Point Trail. The Twin Point trail was also gorgeous. All the hikes were well marked and easy to navigate. We will be back for sure!
  • Absolutely fantastic family park. The staff here are knowledgeable and run excellent programs for kids and parents alike. Beach is great and our campsite was clean and well kept.
  • Love this park for camping. Awesome dog friendly beach area that's a quick walk away. We like to stay at Lighthouse when we go - the sites are generally pretty private with a reasonable distance and decent amount of foliage between sites. Bathrooms and outhouses are well maintained and kept clean.
  • Definitely Going Back! I was at Killbear for a one-night stay when I was a teenager and I remember not thinking too much of the park at that time. Recently a friend and I had the opportunity to spend a couple nights at Killbear and I wish we could have stayed for 3 more! It is a HUGE park with a variety of campgrounds spaced throughout it, each offering a slightly different experience. We were luck to get a large site in the Lighthouse Point campground that had water on 2 sides of the site (we were out on a sort of point) My friend has 2 dogs and I have 1 so it was perfect for the us because the dogs could run down to the water for a quick swim or to cool off. The tree cover in the park is great - large, tall oaks provide excellent shade and privacy. We were able to do the hiking trail that takes you out onto some rock bluffs that overlook Parry Sound. There is a great beach/area dedicated for pets to swim (the best i've seen at any campground). The only thing I regret was not having a boat to explore that water ways nearby - that seems to be the activity of choice in the Parry Sound area. Maybe next time!
  • My favorite place to hang out in the summer. Great trails, amazing water. You can literally jump in the water everywhere you go on a hot day. I have been going there for 25+ years and it is somewhere I will always return to on a yearly basis.

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