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Provincial budget includes funding for multiple Ontario Parks in area

Ontario’s latest budget includes money earmarked for upgrades at three provincial parks in the Parry Sound-Muskoka region.

According to Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Graydon Smith, Killbear and Arrowhead will see more campsites electrified and dollars are being invested to to create hundreds of campsites at Killbear Lake, which is set to be the province’s newest provincial park in Bracebridge.

He said these investments are set to further boost tourism in the area.

“We know how popular Killbear and Arrowhead are, and I think with the new addition at Bigwind I think it is just going to continue to drive more people to the area, to experience what our area is all about, have a good time and spend a few dollars while they are here,” said Smith.

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When completed, Bigwind Lake Provincial Park will become Ontario’s first new all-season, full-service park in over four decades.

According to officials, the park is currently classified as a “non-operating provincial park,” meaning it offers low-intensity, self-guided recreational activities but does not include maintained facilities or campsites.

New funding will create a visitors centre, overnight and electrified campsites, backcountry camping and four-season recreational activities like cross-country skiing, canoeing and hiking.

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