Potholes Provincial Park

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Visitors to Potholes Provincial Park can enjoy a delightful stroll on a brief walking trail adorned with boardwalks and informative signs, guiding them through a unique bedrock landscape. This picturesque route showcases intriguing “potholes” sculpted by glacial erosion, charming miniature waterfalls, and the enchanting boreal forest that lines the scenic Kinniwabi River.

Situated conveniently along Highway 101, this spot makes for a perfect picnic destination in the heart of an ancient glacial valley. While camping is not permitted, there are convenient privy toilets available to ensure your comfort during your visit.

This is a day-use park, designated as a nature reserve and there are no fires allowed.

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Official website


Phone #: 705.864.3114
Parking Lot – Latitude: 47.958493 Longitude: -84.26831
Address: 190 Cherry Street, Chapleau, ON, P0M 1K0
Opening seasons: June 7 through to September 2, 2024



The boreal forest that blankets Potholes Provincial Park serves as a welcoming summer haven and nesting spot for numerous species of songbirds. Visitors to the park will often encounter the delightful presence of warblers, flycatchers, and Northern Sparrows as they explore along the river.

Camping & Accommodation


Hiking, Biking & Paddling


Visitors can enjoy a delightful 350-meter self-guided hiking trail and boardwalk, meandering through the captivating natural wonders of these unique pothole landforms sculpted by glaciers thousands of years ago. Along this scenic path, informative interpretive panels offer fascinating insights into the geology, plant life, and wildlife that grace this splendid nature reserve. It’s a wonderful opportunity for nature enthusiasts to explore and learn more about the area’s rich natural history.





Maps & Resources

The official website has a Potholes overview map for download.

Local Facilities

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