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Kawartha Highlands

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park


Watch for Common Loons, Great Blue Herons and Osprey on park lakes. The park’s rock barrens attract a number of bird species including Whip-poor-will, Common Nighthawk, Scarlet Tanager and Eastern Towhee.  Many species of warblers, vireos and sparrows are found in the park as well.


Motorboats are permitted on most lakes within the park. Check with the Park Office for more information.


Kawartha Highlands provides a taste of wilderness canoeing, close to southern Ontario. There are six recommended canoe routes through the park, ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty. A canoe route map is available for sale from the park office.


Try your luck for bass, walleye, panfish and trout.


Hunting in this park is subject to the Ontario Hunting Regulations. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, contact the park or your local area or district office of the Ministry of Natural Resources.


The many clear lakes of Kawartha Highlands provide great opportunities for swimming at campsites and throughout the park.

Winter Camping

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, north of Peterborough, makes for a wonderful winter backcountry getaway location for nature enthusiasts.