This is a day use only park.
This provincial park, east of Wawa gets its name from glacial potholes and troughs scooped out of bedrock forming the riverbed of the Kiniwabi River. Stop for a picnic, soak up the scenery or follow a short interpretive trail for a close look at the potholes, sedges and flowering plants growing along the riverbank.
There is a 350 meter self-guided hiking trail and boardwalk that winds in and around the natural beauty of these distinctive pothole landforms created by glaciers thousands of years ago. The interpretive panels along the trail provide information on the geology, flora and fauna found in this nature reserve.
Colourful interpretive panels take you back 10,000 years where the glacial meltwater carrying debris of enormous erosive power, combined with the jointed and fractured bedrock over which they flowed, formed these large potholes and sculpted the surrounding bedrock.
These panels also highlight the provincially significant vegetation associated with these landforms.
The boreal forest which covers Potholes Provincial Park is the summer home and nesting grounds of hundreds of species of songbirds. Warblers, flycatchers and Northern Sparrows are common along the river.
This day-use park offers minimal services – privy (non-flush) toilets are located at the trailhead.
Park features on this map are representative only and may not accurately depict regulated park boundaries. For official map representation of provincial parks, visit Ontario's Crown Land Use Policy Atlas.
There is no fire ban at this time.
There is no boil water advisory at this time.
There is no beach posting at this time.