Kettle Lakes Provincial Park


Location: Timmins Ontario
Region: Northeastern
Character: Recreation
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Length/Size: 3,116 acres

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

This park near Timmins is dotted with 22 deep, spring-fed kettle lakes - reachable by trails and roads - where you can swim, paddle or fish. Whether you come for the day or camp overnight, you are welcome to enjoy the many beaches and take part in summer programs.

Camping
Two campgrounds have 137 sites, 93 of which have electrical service.
The larger Island Lake campground has 116 sites, 83 of which have electrical service. All sites are within walking distance of beaches and the playground.
The smaller, quieter Pines campground has 21 sites, 10 of which have electrical service, and is close to the Park Store.
Two large group campsites can be reserved only at the park.
A limited number of sites are available for seasonal leasing.
Electric Sites - 93

Group Camping - Two group sites, one large, which can accommodate 30 trailers, and one small, which can accommodate 20-30 tents are set within walking distance of both the beach and the comfort station. Water and toilet facilities are available onsite. Reservations can be made during the regular season (May to September) by calling the park directly at (705) 363-3511.

Hiking
Kettle Trail 2 km (1 hour) moderate
As you circle a typical kettle lake, learn about the unique vegetation here at interpretive stops along this trail.

Oh-Say-Yah-Wah-Kaw Trail 3 km (1 hour) moderate
Learn about the geologic history of Kettle Lakes Park at interpretive displays along this trail.

Tamarack Trail 2 km (1 hour) easy
This loop around Tamarack Lake is very picturesque and is an easy trail to complete.

Wintergreen Trail 1.5 km (1 hour) moderate
This trail gives visitors beautiful views of Island Lake.

Education
Staff Naturalists offer a range of events and activities throughout the summer, including guided hikes and campfires. Check the bulletin board by the Park Store for scheduled programs.

Canoeing - Inquire about surrounding routes.

Wildlife Viewing
Moose, bear, timber wolf, lynx, fox and marten roam this park.

Birding
Blue heron, pileated woodpecker, loon, herring gull, blue-winged teal and other waterfowl are common here.

Boating
Motorboats are prohibited on all of the park lakes except Hughes Lake. Canoeing is a pleasant way to enjoy the other lakes, but because they are kettle lakes, they are not linked.

Swimming
Seven sandy beaches are located at seven different lakes. Three beaches are large, the other four are smaller and more secluded.

Cycling
Rent a bicycle or bring your own and explore 40 km of gravel and paved roads throughout Kettle Lakes. The park is expanding and developing more trails for mountain bikes.

Other
Kettle Lakes has horseshoe pits, volleyball nets and a baseball diamond.

For more information:
Kettle Lakes Provincial Park
P.O. Box 730, 2 Third Ave.
Cochrane, ON
P0L 1C0
705-363-3511 - Summer
705-272-7107 from November to April