Kawartha Highlands

Backcountry Camping

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park has 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.

Plan Ahead

  • Plan your route and learn the park regulations. Let someone know what your travel plans are and when you plan to be back. Whenever possible, schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
  • Bring proper clothing and equipment - including a map, compass and first aid kit. Prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies.
  • Pack food in reusable, leak-proof containers to minimize waste.
  • Camp only on designated sites. Keep your group to nine people or less.

Radio-Free Camping

To maintain the wilderness atmosphere of Kawartha Highlands, the use of amplified stereo devices is prohibited throughout the park.