Balsam Lake


Cycle on campground roads and over 10 km of local cottage roads (adjacent to the park).


Find a wide range of birds from hummingbirds, Blue birds, cardinals, Northern orioles, Pileated woodpeckers, hawks, osprey and owls. Relax to the call of the loon.


Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available to rent on the south end of the beach. Personal floatation devices (PFDs) are supplied for all rentals. A boat launch and boat trailer parking is available.


Explore the shores of Balsam Lake.


Fish for Walleye, Muskellunge, Large and Small Mouth Bass

Enjoy our Learn to Fish program, a free, hands-on program that teaches new anglers how to fish in Ontario. This fun and engaging two-hour program combines a practical teaching session with an hour of supervised hands-on fishing. For more information and program times visit


Lookout Trail – 2.6 km (1.5 hours) walk through eskers and kames formed over 10,000 years ago from the Wisconsin Glacier. Enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Plantation Trail – 4.2 km (2 hours) – a moderate forest trek with both natural and pioneer highlights.

Natural Heritage Education

Regularly scheduled programs and events including excellent children’s programs are available during the summer season.


The clean, sandy beach is marked with buoys. Please note that there are no lifeguards posted.