(northernontario.travel) Located less than 30 minutes east of Kenora, northern Ontario, Canada, off Highway 71, Rushing River Provincial Park is one of Sunset Country’s most popular camping destinations. The beauty of the short “river” – where the waters of Dogtooth Lake cascade downward into Blindfold Lake makes for a picturesque sight indeed. Most of the time, you can safely splash in the whitewater but there are also several great beaches within the Park where children and adults alike can enjoy a dip in the clear waters. Rushing River Park is definitely a great place to bring the family. The four sandy beaches all have a gentle slope into the water and a roped off area making them suitable for children.
The Park is loaded with “outdoorsy” things to do. A system of three nature trails provides excellent hiking and you can see wildlife alongside the trails. Make sure you have your camera for that image of a deer, fox or bald eagle. Rushing River Park also has an Interpretive Centre where you and your kids can learn about wildlife living in the boreal forest that surrounds you. There are two boat launches in the park, and there is a boat rental shop at the park, for you and your family to enjoy the water and soak up the sun. There is a store located at the park called the Loons Nest that can satisfy all your needs.
Wilderness canoeists rejoice as there are six separate canoe routes which you can access from the park. These range from around 30 kilometers to over 100 kilometers in length. The fishing along the way would be excellent with walleye, bass and northern pike abundant in the many freshwater lakes you’ll paddle across.
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