Balsam Lake Provincial Park

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Phone #: 705-454-3324
Main entrance co-ordinates:  44.62555 -78.85738
Address: 2238 County Road 48 Kirkfield K0M 2B0
Opening seasons: May 13, 2022, to October 31, 2022

Travel, Directions & Distances

Directions: Barrie to Balsam Lake Provincial Park via ON-11


Camping & Accommodation

Car Camping

Balsam Lake has a range of campsites with and without electricity for tents and RVs. For a private, natural experience car access walk-in sites are also available. Campsites may be reserved from the second Friday in May through to the Thanksgiving weekend. Reservations are accepted five months in advance of arrival – reserve early to avoid disappointment.

Dog-Free Camping

Dog-free camping is available at the six Eco (walk-in) sites.

Group Camping

At Balsam Lake, there are three Group Camping sites serviced with vault privies and drinking water. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Radio-Free Camping

Eco (walk-in) sites, Cedar Grove, Mapleview, and Hawthorne Valley campgrounds are now radio-free.

Walk-In Camping

Six radio-free, pet-free, Eco (walk-in) campsites are available.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling


Lookout Trail – 2.6 km (1.5 hours) walk through eskers and kames formed over 10,000 years ago from the Wisconsin Glacier. Enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Plantation Trail – 4.2 km (2 hours) – a moderate forest trek with both natural and pioneer highlights.


Cycle on campground roads and over 10 km of local cottage roads (adjacent to the park).


Explore the shores of Balsam Lake.

Maps & Resources

Local Facilities

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