Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, Timmins

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Kettle Lakes Provincial Park is a provincial park in north-eastern Ontario, about east of Timmins. It is administered by Ontario Parks, which classifies it as a recreation park.The landscape of the park is the legacy of the retreat of an enormous glacier at the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 12,000 years ago. After the glacier retrated, half-buried icebergs melted to form small, deep lakes referred to by earth scientists as kettle lakes. Twenty of the 22 lakes in Kettle Lakes Provincial Park are kettles. The retreating glacier also left eskers and erratics.The lakes are surrounded by forests made up primarily of jack pine interspersed with balsam fir, red and white pine, and white and black spruce. Stands of deciduous trees such as trembling aspen and white birch may also be found in the park.There are 139 campsites in the park in two campgrounds. The park is also a popular destination for canoeing, swimming at one of several sandy beaches, hiking and fishing.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The park is very nice, love going camping at Kettle Lakes. Some of the bathrooms needs a good clean, they smell....  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We had a great week at Kettle Lakes. We were able to explore the park by foot and bike. We also spent time at the various beaches. The kids loved the floating swim docks at Island Lake and Slab Lake B...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    We have just spent four days at this park and would recommend it highly for people choosing a remote car camping experience. The park is quite large and includes a group of geological 'kettle' lakes c...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    Our family spent a month camping here, and loved every minute of our time! The lakes are beautiful, grounds always clean, staff helpful and friendly. They have a number of large, fairly private campsites. After our time spent camping, we returned on several day trips to swim, hike, and BBQ.
  • May 22, 2017
    Spent 5 days May long weekend. 30 ft motorhome roads and lots tight for rigs. Facilities clean enjoyed stay.
  • May 29, 2017
    Great trails but easy to medium.
  • June 14, 2017
    What a beautiful and unique park
  • July 8, 2017
    Great hikes and views

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