Where              Kawartha Highlands Park

Location           Crab Lake Wolf Lake

Time needed     2 Days could be a day trip if you live close by

Difficulty           Novice great for family

Area Map


Directions Highway 28 North to Anstruther Lake Rd go 4.8 km to a left marked with a boat launch and address marking 934 it is also the first left after fire route 58. It is about 2 and Ĺ hours from the GTA area.


This is my first canoe trip to a non operating park. With this being the case I had no idea what to expect to find. There are 10 sites in operation now there were more before it became a park and some of these were being used. There were more groups than sites by a few that caused this to happen, This would not occur in a controlled park but spontaneous camping trips donít work in controlled settings well either. This is the biggest difference that I have seen. As for the rest sites are being kept clean and are newly setup with fire pits and bathroom boxes, or whatever you want to call them. Fire wood is easy to find a short distance from the sites not bad for a busy place. Lake is clean and deep making for great swimming there are several rock faces that can be jumped or dove off, remember to check before jumping in safety usually pays off in the woods Doctors hard to find out there. This is my first stop in this area the map at the entrance showed more point to visit next time and will be back. This is not exactly the great outdoors as cell phones work there but still nice and quiet place to be the wolfs at night was a bonus touch, only hear them very seldom anymore almost all gone I guess.