Kettle Lakes

Biking

Kettle Lakes has 14 kilometres of biking trails ranging from easy to moderate levels of difficulty. The trails wind through the forest and lead you to Slab Lake where you can have a swim before continuing your journey. Bicycles are available for rent at the front gate.

Birding

Kettle Lakes is part of the great expanse of the Boreal Forest that covers northern Ontario. The variety of tree species in the park creates a great habitat for a range of birds from: woodpeckers, grouse, warblers, loons to a variety of waterfowl. The park is home to these birds while they nest and raise their young.

Boating

Power boats are permitted on Hughes Lake only.

Canoeing

Canoe rentals are available including paddles and life jackets.

Fishing

Many of the 22 lakes within the park are stocked with Rainbow and Brook Trout. Northern Pike and Yellow Perch occur naturally within some of the lakes in the park.

Hiking

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park has four different hiking trails:

Kettle Trail, 2 km, one hour, moderate
This trail leads you along an esker (an ancient glacial riverbed) and passes bogs that occupy some of the kettle depressions.

Tamarack Trail, 2 km, one hour, easy
Follow this picturesque trail around Tamarack Lake.

Wintergreen Trail, 1.5 km, one hour, moderate
Hikers are rewarded with beautiful views of Island Lake.

Oh-Say-Ya-Wah-Kaw Trail, 3 km, one hour moderate

Natural Heritage Education

Our Natural Heritage Education staff keep campers busy learning new things and having fun!  Interpretive programs include guided hikes, evening programs and children’s programs. The park’s small Visitor Centre is open most days in the summer, where campers can see displays and chat with the park naturalists.

Swimming

Two main beach areas are located on Island Lake and Slab Lake. A playground is found at Slab Lake.