Pakwash Provincial Park

Location: Ear Falls, Ontario
Region: Northwestern
Character: Natural Environment
Length/Size: 9867 acres

Pakwash Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

Secluded and serene, this northern park guarantees a sandy beach and shallow, warm waters ideal for swimming, fishing and canoeing. Watch for birds and other wildlife on trails that meander past beaver ponds, through wetlands and forest.

The campground and day-use areas are operated by the Friends of Pakwash, in partnership with the MNR-Ontario Parks.

Pakwash has 69 campsites, 16 of which have electricity. All are within walking distance of toilets and water taps. A comfort station with showers and laundry facilities is also nearby. Group camping for up to 50 people can be arranged. Campsites and amenities are available from mid-May through to Labour Day.

Picnics and Day Use
Spend the day at the beach and swim in the shallow, clean waters of Pakwash Lake. There's a picnic shelter next to the beach and toilets nearby.

Electric Sites - 26
Barrier Free Access - Flush toilets
Showers - Yes
Flush Toilets - Yes
Laundromat - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Boat Launch - Yes
Rentals - Canoes
Off Season - Gated

Nature Trail 5.1 km (2 hours) moderate
Cross a marsh, pass a beaver pond and walk through woods along this nature trail. Nine interpretive stops along the way explain the flora and fauna.

Pakwash Lake is swimming with small mouth bass, walleye, whitefish and northern pike.

Park staff will point out the best canoe routes in the area. Ask them about Canoe Route 74, a 233-km route paddled by natives, fur traders and prospectors.

Wildlife Viewing
The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including moose, black bears, deer, otters, minks, bald eagles and ospreys.

Launch your boat in the park and explore big Pakwash Lake.

The shallow, clean waters of Pakwash Lake and the park's 1.5-km sandy beach are ideal for family swimming.

Play soccer or baseball on the large playing field in the day-use area or take the children to the playground.

For more information:
Pakwash Provincial Park
Box 928
Ear Falls, Ontario
P0V 1T0