Featuring beautiful campsites with resplendent stands of white pine and old growth red trees, Caliper Lake Provincial Park is an ideal RV camping destination. Located along Highway 71, about 5 km (3 miles) south of Nestor Falls, Ontario, this 1.5 sq. km (0.6 sq. mile) provincial park features more than 80 RV campsites and amenities such as boat launch sites, comfort stations, docks, fish cleaning stations, picnic shelters, playground, boat, canoe, and kayak rentals, showers, roofed accommodation, trailer dump station, and parking lots.
RV campers are offered unique opportunities to enjoy recreational activities at Caliper Lake Provincial Park. Anglers can catch northern pike, walleye, crappie, smallmouth bass; outdoor lovers can sunbathe at the beach or take a swim in the lake’s warm water; bird lovers can catch glimpses of bald eagles and American White Pelicans. Other fun activities to enjoy at the park include hiking on Beaver Pond Trail, biking on the park’s roadways, boating and paddling on the lake, flora observation, wildlife viewing, photography, picnicking, and many more.
Caliper Lake Provincial Park was established in 1960.
Located along Highway 71, about 5 km (3 miles) south of Nestor Falls, Ontario, Caliper Lake Provincial Park is a simple drive-in park that is easy to locate and access by RVs and trailers, as well as other motorized vehicles. The local paved road within the park offers easy navigation to the park’s areas. The use of recreational all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use is not permitted in the park.
There are two parking areas available for RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles in Caliper Lake Provincial Park. Both parking areas are located around the boat launch sites on the shore of Caliper Lake. RV campers can park their rigs at their respective campsites in the campground. Furthermore, overnight parking is available in the park.
There are no public transportation services to Caliper Lake Provincial Park.
Caliper Lake Campground in Caliper Lake Provincial Park features 83 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. 13 campsites in the campground are equipped with electric hookup options for RVs. RV length limit in the campground is 32 ft (10 m), however campers with larger RVs can call ahead to find out if space is available. Amenities in the campground include water taps, restrooms with showers, pit/vault toilets, dump station, garbage station, recycling station, boat launch, and access to waterfront.
20 campsites in the campground are available by reservation, while 63 campsites are on first-come first-served basis.
Caliper Lake Provincial Park features the 2 – 3 km (1 - 2 mile) Beaver Pond Trail which can be accessed from the main entrance of the park. RV campers can choose between the 2 km (1.2 mile) hike and the 3 km (2 mile) hike on two loops on the trail. Additionally, it is easy and enjoyable to explore the park on bikes as riding of bikes is permitted on the roadways. The use of helmets is mandatory.
Caliper Lake Provincial Park offers opportunities for boating and canoeing. Navigation of Caliper Lake is easy and only few water hazards are present on the lake. With its peaceful waters, Caliper Lake offers paddlers a good relaxing option. The park features a boat launch and docking facilities. Furthermore, rental facilities for canoes are available, while RV campers can also bring their own boats/canoes to the park.
Great fishing opportunities are available at Caliper Lake Provincial Park. The lake which has clean, warm water is home to various fish species including walleye, northern pike, crappie, and smallmouth bass. To enhance the fishing experience for lovers of angling, the park provides two fish cleaning stations, docking facilities, and boat launches.
Bird species are available in Caliper Lake Provincial Park for RV campers to view. Even the American White Pelican, considered as a threatened species is commonly found in the park. Bald eagles are also commonly found in the park nesting within the park boundaries. Barred Owls also commonly sing in the park.
Caliper Lake Provincial Park features a large beach that has a swimming area with warm, shallow water. There is also a floating swim platform in the park. These features of Caliper Lake make swimming a popular activity in the park.
The fauna in Caliper Lake Provincial Park is typical of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest, as well as boreal forest. Wildlife in the park include wolves, white-tailed deer, and lynx.