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Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands

As of July 9th, 2018 the City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service has issued a city wide burn ban as a result of the extreme temperatures and dangerously dry conditions.  As a result, Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park has also imposed a complete fire ban for the park which includes the use of open fires for cooking and warmth. For cooking, a portable stove that is designed to use liquid or gas as a fuel, and the flame can be extinguished by closing a fuel control valve or shutting off a switch are permitted.
The current long range forecast does not have any precipitation and lifting the ban will be dependent on weather conditions offering significant precipitation. For updates on Current Fire Conditions, please contact 1-888-822-2225 ext. 8 or contact park staff at (705)454-3324 ext. 0.

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Formerly known as Dalton Digby Wildlands, this park is one of the most diverse and least disturbed natural areas found in Central Ontario. Containing more than 50 landform vegetation patterns, this site has limited or no recent history of logging. Its low-rolling topography includes organic soils, flat sandy deposits, and bare bedrock uplands with shallow soil patches.

Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park is an 82,793 acre (33,505 hectare) natural environment class park spanning from Haliburton County on the east side of the park, through the northern townships of the City of Kawartha Lakes; to the District Municipality of Muskoka on the west.

QEII Wildlands is a non-operating park with no maintained public facilities or services. Visitors should be prepared to use appropriate route finding and safety practices as interior travel beyond access points requires navigating in remote semi-wilderness environments. Cellular service cannot be relied upon as a means of communication or navigation within the park.

Access points are located at:

  • 1115 Devils Lake Road – Township of Minden Hills
  • 1526 Black River Road – City of Kawartha Lakes

General Information

(705) 454-3324
Size: 33505.00 ha
Year established: 2002
Park Classification: Natural Environment
c/o Balsam Lake Provincial Park, 2238 Hwy 48 RR #1
K0M 2B0

Operating Dates


Not applicable.