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Balsam Lake Provincial Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
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Sunrise at Balsam Lake Provincial Park Beach
Location Ontario, Canada
Nearest city Coboconk
Area 946 ha (2,340 acres)
Established 1968
Governing body Ontario Parks

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park located in south-central Ontario on Balsam Lake. The park is situated along the Trent-Severn Waterway, a few kilometres southwest of Coboconk. It is an all-seasons recreation area offering camping, boating and fishing, and while closed in winter it is also used for skiing and snowshoeing.

Environment

Balsam Lake is part of a waterway that extends 389 kilometers across Ontario. The waterway, entitled Trent-Severn Waterway, allows lakes and rivers throughout Ontario to be connected through canals. These canals allow individuals to travel by boat from one lake to another. For example, one can travel from Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario in addition to other regions. In the vicinity of the park are the Haliburton Highlands, the Muskoka Lakes, and the Precambrian wilderness. The wildlife consists of animals such as deer, fox, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, chipmunks, beavers, coyotes, a wide variety of birds and definitely North American black bears.

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