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Kawartha Highlands

December 19, 2018
Wildlife monitoring cameras are in use; any photos containing images of members of the public are deleted. Please contact (Paul Smith,, 613-332-3940 x-255) if you would like more information.

Personal information is collected under the authority of Section 29 of the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act.

Did you know - Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park is the largest park in southern Ontario after Algonquin Provincial Park?

It is a special place with many opportunities for you to experience the outdoors ranging from backcountry canoeing and camping to a short hike. Before visiting please be aware that, unlike some parks you may be familiar with, the access points at Kawartha don’t have a lot of facilities including limited parking.

Ontario Parks wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time when visiting the park no matter what activity you participate in. We ask that all visitors be responsible and prepared for whatever activity you plan on participating in at the park. Please stick to designated trails and portages and be respectful of other park visitors and the natural environment at all times.

Always remember some key safety tips in and around water – use life-jackets, plan your trip and be prepared for uneven backcountry terrain.

We want all our visitors to have fun and make lasting memories. If you are planning on coming to the park consider contacting park staff so they can help you make the most of your visit.

General Information

613-332-3940 ext. 261
Size: 37587.00 ha
Year established: 1989
Park Classification: Natural Environment
106 Monck Street,  Box 500
Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0

2018 Operating Dates


To see 2019 operating dates please view full parks listing.

Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Kawartha Highlands January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018