Ontario Government Plans to Enhance Bigwind Lake Provincial Park for Year-Round Recreation
The Ontario government has unveiled its ambitious vision to transform Bigwind Lake Provincial Park, a sprawling 5,000-acre park located east of Bracebridge in the scenic Muskoka region. In an official news release issued on Thursday, the province announced plans to revamp the park, offering new amenities such as campsites and year-round recreational activities.
Under the proposed upgrades, Bigwind Lake Provincial Park will feature overnight camping facilities, including electrified campgrounds and backcountry camping options. Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of recreational pursuits, including cross-country skiing, canoeing, and hiking. To accommodate the increased demand, the government plans to introduce 250 additional campsites and up to 25 new cabins, expanding the Ontario Parks system.
Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, David Piccini, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, drawing upon his personal experiences of camping in Ontario Parks. He emphasized the significance of providing access to the great outdoors and highlighted the government’s commitment to investing in Ontario Parks, the largest provider of outdoor recreational experiences in the province. This development marks the first new operating provincial park in nearly two generations.