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Bigwind Lake

Operating Dates Legend

On Monday May 11, 520 provincial parks (non-operating) and conservation reserves across the province will open, and the remaining 115 (operating parks) will open on the following Friday, May 15 for limited day-use activities. For lists and locations of operating, non-operating parks and conservation reserves visit the park locator.

Facilities and Activities summary

Before you visit: check what facilities/activities are available and pack what you need (e.g. water, snacks hand sanitizer).
When you visit: practice social distancing, avoid large groups and help keep our parks pristine by using garbage bins or taking trash home.

Facilities

All Terrain Wheelchairs Amphitheatres Art Galleries Backcountry Access Points Boat Launches Campsites (Backcountry) Campsites (Car Camping) Campsites (Dog Free) Campsites (Electrical) Campsites (Group) Campsites (Radio Free) Campsites (RV Pullthrough) Campsites (Seasonal Campsite Rental) Campsites (Total) Campsites (Walk In) Comfort Stations Docks Dog Beaches Fish Cleaning Buildings Food Concessions Group BBQ's Historic Buildings Laundromat Museums (Logging etc.) Pet Exercise Areas Picnic Shelters Playgrounds Pools Rentals - Bike Rentals - Canoe Rentals - Kayak Rentals - Paddleboat Rentals - Stand Up Paddleboard Roofed Accommodation Showers Toilets (Interior Earth Pit) Toilets (Vault Privies) Trailer Dump / Fill Stations Visitor Centres Warm Up Shelters Wifi (Public)

Activities

Biking Biking - (Mountain Bike) Birding - Festivals Boating Boating - Motorboat Restrictions Camping - Backcountry Camping - Car Camping - Dog Free Camping - Group Camping - Radio Free Camping - Seasonal Campsite Rental Camping - Walk In Camping - Winter (includes Roofed) Canoeing Day Use Only Disc Golf Dogsledding Fishing Golf Hiking Hiking - Overnight Trails Horseback Riding Hunting Ice Skating Kite Boarding Rock Climbing Skiing - Cross Country Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Swimming Tobogganing Whitewater Paddling
Icon Colours
Camping - Blue - available at the park. Check operating dates.
Camping - Grey - unavailable at this park.
Camping - Red - Temporarily Unavailable
Camping - Purple - Available at park, but restrictions apply. Check operating dates. Click icon for details.

What You'll Like :

This hilly, protected environment lies off the beaten track. Geological features found here include a ground moraine deposited by the last glaciation, and middle to late Precambrian rocks, part of the central gneiss belt. The park’s ecological diversity features extensive upland forests of Sugar Maple, Hemlock and Yellow Birch, and low-lying swamps, marshes and meadows. Park Facilities and Activities Protected places such as Bigwind Lake are sensitive to damage and overuse. Visitors are welcome but are asked to respect the ecosystem. The park, open for day-use only, has no facilities for visitors.

Location: In the Muskoka region, accessible via water from Bigwind Lake, or via Highway 118 east from Bracebridge, then north along an unmaintained road. NOTE: No publicly maintained access is available.

General Information
Phone:
(705) 789-5105
Size: 1967.00 ha
Year established: 1985
Park Classification: Natural Environment
Address:
Arrowhead Provincial Park R.R. 3
Huntsville
PIH 2J4