Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park

Location: Englehart Ontario
Region: Northeastern
Character: Natural Environment
Length/Size: 3926.5 acres

Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

The Englehart River plunges down whitewater rapids, over a waterfall (Kap-Kig-Iwan in Ojibway), past rugged rock outcrops, through deep ravines and by flats of colourful wildflowers in this picturesque park near Englehart. Hiking, birdwatching and spring fishing are excellent. Bonus: no blackflies.

Camping - Kap-Kig-Iwan has 32 campsites - all of which are electrical. The campground sits perched above the Englehart River Valley, with its many scenic waterfalls. The campground contains a comfort station with showers, but no laundry facilities. There is one group camping area.

Electric Campsites - Yes - all 32 sites have electricity.

Group Camping - Yes - one group campsite is available. Call park for details on reserving.
Flush Toilets - No, but vault privies are available.

French Language Services - Yes

Off Season
Gated, but accessible on foot. Cross-country ski trails are groomed in winter.

Cedar Trail 4.5 km (2 hours) easy
Named for a 150-year old cedar tree that survived a major forest fire in 1922, this trail skirts a beaver lodge and leads to a scenic view of the Englehart River.

Hell's Gate Trail 2.5 km return (1 hour) moderate
This trail follows the Englehart River past waterfalls, rapids and deep ravines.

Upland Circle Trail 5 km (2.5 hours) moderate
Birdwatching is excellent along this trail through pine, beech and poplar stands.

Fishing is excellent in the spring, but not as good later in the season.

Wildlife Viewing
Beaver often appear above the falls in the evening. Chipmunks and groundhogs are also easy to spot, but other animals are shyer - red fox and snowshoe hare.

Boating - Fast-moving Englehart River is unsuitable for boating.

Swimming - Fast-moving Englehart River is unsuitable for swimming.

Winter Activities - One hiking trail is used for cross-country skiing.

Use Kap-Kig-Iwan as a base to see local attractions such as a zoo and fish hatchery.

For more information:
P.O. Box 910
10 Government Road East
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
P2N 3K4
(705) 544-2050 May to October
(705) 235-1353 October to April