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Balsam Lake Provincial Park

2238 Highway 48, Kirkfield, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 2B0, Canada
+1 705-454-3324
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Worst maintained provincial park I have ever camped at

There was not much difference between the outhouses and comfort stations. It appeared that the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gina4h
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Dundas, Canada
Beautiful meadow

This place is not going to compete with bigger parks in Ontario or Canada, but for what it is, it... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Edward W
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“provincial park” (14 reviews)
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2238 Highway 48, Kirkfield, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 2B0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was not much difference between the outhouses and comfort stations. It appeared that the comfort station had not been given more than bare minimal cleaning since the beginning of the season - and that was just after it had just had its once daily...More

Thank gina4h
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This place is not going to compete with bigger parks in Ontario or Canada, but for what it is, it is pretty amazing. Those going only to the beach are going to miss out on some of the best that there is to offer here,...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Park is clean and well maintained. Camp sites are close together but a good size. Lake is crystal clear. Beach is busy on the weekend.

Thank BackpackerFromCanada
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a great provincial park for day use. They have a wonderful beach that leads into a shallow part of the lake. Great for kids - they can go out 10-15 feet and still be at their hips wading in the water. The park...More

Thank Ottawajester
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We camped here for 3 nights after being recommended by friends. The park is large and has a nice beach and 2 trails. We found that the park has terrible signage and it was easy to lose where you were going. It took almost 15...More

Thank Courtney F
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The site was as expected. A bit less private than we had hoped. Moderate/Average privacy might mean very exposed. We bought 2 bags of firewood ($15 total) and it was very very wet. I spent the whole first night trying to keep our fire going...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We camped at Balsam in 2016. It was our 1st tenting adventure. We had a small bear wander through our site, and I was impressed at how fast and safe(for the animal) it was handled. The staff were very friendly, and took the rules seriously....More

2  Thank AmyVeePhotography
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had a good weekend camping here. The park staff were very pleasant with great upkeep of the grounds and restrooms. The two women who clean the washrooms did a fantastic job. We had a site on the north section with no hydro, site number in...More

2  Thank Greg I
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My family recently spent four days here and enjoyed ourselves. We stayed in one of the premium electrical sites and it was huge, you could have fit 3 trailers on it. Everything from a tent to 34 foot trailers occupied these spaces. The sites in...More

2  Thank funky_canadian_guy
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Balsam is my favorite place to spend the weekend and this year we were blessed with an 8 day trip there on one of their rarely available waterfront sites - heaven! The washrooms are kept extremely clean, the park staff is friendly and helpful and...More

1  Thank Karen S
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