The scenic Kawartha Highlands, encompassing 37,587 hectares, will be the largest park in Ontario south of Algonquin Provincial Park. Situated along the southern edge of the Canadian Shield, this relatively undeveloped area features a rugged rolling landscape of small lakes, wetlands, forests and rocky barrens. The protection of the ecological integrity of the area is of paramount importance. Long-term protection of both natural and cultural heritage values is required for the preservation of this unique area. Traditional activities and diverse low-intensity recreational opportunities will continue to be available. PLEASE NOTE: Kawartha Highlands is NOT yet operational. This means that there are presently no maintained public facilities or services within the park.