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Whispering Hills Campground

Hwy 11/17 Fire #4853, Ontario P0T 1W0 Canada

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“The Niagara of the North”

"Kakabeka Falls is in Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, near the town of Kakabeka Falls, 25 kilometers west of Thunder Bay. This is the largest waterfall in the Lake Superior watershed, and is known as the "Niagara of the North", despite the fact that it is only at latitude 48 22' compared to Niagara's latitude of 43 6'. Kakabeka Falls is an impressive waterfall but there are many more impressive waterfalls even farther north. In particular the Northwest Territory's Lady Evelyn Falls, Alexandra Falls and Virginia Falls are each deserving of the title being as large or larger than Kakabeka Falls, and all being north of the 60th parallel. There are several viewing areas along either side of the falls. Getting into the gorge would be quite foolhardy and is prohibited. A nice distant view of the falls can be had from the Mountain Portage Trail. This trail connects with the Little Falls Trail which leads to Little Falls."  The Legend of Green Mantle is about an Ojibwe chief who upon hearing news of an imminent attack from the Sioux tribe instructs his daughter, Princess Green Mantle, to devise a plan to protect her people. She entered the Sioux camp along the Kaministiquia River and, pretending to be lost, she bargained with them to spare her life if she would bring them to her father's camp. Placed at the head of the canoe, she instead led herself and the Sioux warriors over the falls to their deaths, sparing her tribe from the attack. The legend claims that one can see Green Mantle when looking into the mist of Kakabeka Falls, a monument to the princess that gave her life to save her people. Other versions of the legend say she came across the Sioux herself, and later jumped out of the canoe ahead of the falls and swam to shore, leaving the Sioux to go over the falls, then ran back to the camp to warn her people.

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5.0 Access
3.5 Location
5.0 Cleanliness
4.5 Site Quality
4.0 Noise
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Campendium

August 29, 2016
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This was our first experience staying at a Canadian Provincial Park and we were very impressed. Great big sites with lots of space between us and the neighbors, modern clean bathrooms, a recycling center, and a fun network of trails that went through the woods and along the river.

The only potential issue here was that the electric posts are shared between two sites and as a result are placed in really awkward spots that could require a very long extension cord. The visitor center had cords that you could rent during your stay, but we arrived on a day when the VC was closed. Luckily, we only stayed on night so we didn't need to plug in.

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Campendium

August 29, 2021
Rated

We used this as a base camp to explore the area at the end of July. The price above is for an electric site and includes a seniors discount and HST. Good recycling, pretty beach (but a bike or car ride away from campground), limited hiking trails, stunning waterfall, laundry open 24 hours. Our site was easy to back into and electric post was pretty close. A number of the sites are large enough for a big rig but the roads would be tricky to navigate. We disconnected before we entered the campground. The tenting area seemed to experience a fair bit of road noise and didn’t have as many washroom facilities as I would expect for the number of sites.

Kakabeka Falls itself is stunning and the boardwalks & viewing platforms are set up nicely. There are two associated parks - Silver Falls and Pigeon River - that we visited for their waterfalls and they are worth the drive (both are about an hour away in different directions). They both require some fairly easy hiking to view.

Thunder Bay is about a 1/2 hour drive from the campground and has everything that you might need. We visited Fort William Historical Park for an afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it. The costumed interpreters were great and the site is very extensive. We would also recommend visiting the Cascade Conservation Area and taking a bathing suit. It is a whole series of cascades with pools in between that people were swimming in. It was gorgeous.

Rogers cell service varied from 1-3 bars.

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Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: 82

5 Access
3 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Whispering Hills Campground

Hwy 11/17 Fire #4853
Ontario
P0T 1W0 Canada
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  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Max Stay
23
Max Length
60ft
Season End
fall
Affiliation
Other public land (Crown Land, provincial parks) - Canada
Sites Count
84
Season Start
spring
Lowest Nightly Rate
44.0
Back In RV Sites Count
50
Pull Through RV Sites Count
27
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