Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park
Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park is the largest park in southern Ontario after Algonquin Provincial Park. Established in 1989, unlike some parks you may be familiar with, the access points at Kawartha don’t have a lot of facilities. There is limited parking.
Over 100 backcountry campsites spread over six recommended loops. Most sites have three tent pads, a designated fire ring, a picnic table and a privy toilet. Campsites can only be reached by canoe and most require portaging to access them; there are no car campsites in the park.
Ministry permits for camping and parking are now required.
Campsite Registration: You can reserve online at www.ontarioparks.com or by phone at 1-888-668-7275
The area has some amazing water features and the Rathburn Lake to Copper Lake portage trail runs along the side of one of the most impressive waterfalls.