ALWAYS check Alerts and other information on the official website, as conditions and facility availability are subject to change.
New Camping Rules for 2023 (14-night max) – new for 2023 are revised rules about the maximum number of nights you can camp. In this park, if you are camping between July 1 and the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, you’ll be restricted to no more than 14-nights at this park. Outside of those dates, it’s still the old 23-night maximum. Ontario Parks promises this will be clear when booking.
Rules for backcountry camping and the roofed accommodation haven’t changed.
Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park, it’s one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and continued in 2022. There’s no reason to believe that this will be kept for 2023.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.
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Phone #: 705-544-1968 (all year) 705-544-2050 (May-August only)
Main entrance co-ordinates: 47.80119080100 -79.87924004720
Address: 474030 Kap Kig Iwan Road Englehart P0J 1H0
Opening seasons: May 20, 2022 to September 25, 2022
Camping & Accommodation
Kap-Kig-Iwan has both electrical and non-electrical campsites available.
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Kap-Kig-Iwan has three hiking trails. A scenic lookout provides a bird’s-eye view of the valley, and trails lead along the river to many of the waterfalls on the Englehart River.
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 – Bird watching is excellent along this trail through pine, beech and poplar stands.
This park doesn’t have any dedicated biking trails
Maps & Resources
Ontario parks have an overview map click here for more information
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