In the fall of 2012, the province announced that 10 parks would be changing from operating to non-operating designation because of low visitation and financial losses. Last year, 4 of those 10 parks were able to remain operating thanks to partnership agreements with local municipal governments. Now, Ontario Parks is pleased to announce that we will also be partnering with the Township of Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls to keep Caliper Lake Provincial Park operating for the summers of 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Township is an experienced park operator who has successfully managed the operation of Sioux Narrows Provincial Park for more than a decade.
Caliper Lake Provincial Park, located in Northwestern Ontario, is a great spot for your next family getaway. Take a swim at the beach, cast a lure for pike and bass, and hike the park’s trail. While at the lake, keep your eyes peeled for American white pelicans. The region is considered the best area in the province to view them and a big destination for many birders. The park’s campground offers gorgeous sites amongst old growth stands of red and white pine. At night, listen for the call of the barred owl “who cooks for you? who cooks for you all?” -a common sound in the park’s campground.
Caliper Lake will be open from May 16 to September 14. Reservations can be made online or by phone at 1-888-668-7275 (ONT-PARK).