Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park

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Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Florence Lake.jpg
Moon over Florence Lake
Location Ontario, Canada
Nearest city Temagami, Ontario
Coordinates 47°14′N 80°16′W / 47.233°N 80.267°W / 47.233; -80.267Coordinates: 47°14′N 80°16′W / 47.233°N 80.267°W / 47.233; -80.267
Area 724.00 km2 (279.54 sq mi)
Established 1983
Governing body Ontario Parks

Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park is a remote park in northeastern Ontario, Canada, near Lake Temagami. It is one of the several provincial parks located in the Temagami area.[1]

This park encompasses Smoothwater Lake, Makobe Lake, the Ishpatina Ridge (highest point in Ontario), Maple Mountain (highest vertical rise in Ontario), and most of the Lady Evelyn River. It lies within the Eastern forest-boreal transition ecoregion.[2] It is well known for its protection of some of the last remaining stands of old growth forest in Ontario, as well as the two fire towers on top of Ishpatina and Maple Mountain.

As a "wilderness" park, there are few services offered to visitors but it is ideal for backcountry canoeing, nature exploration and wildlife viewing.

Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park includes many waterfalls, such as Helen Falls, which is the highest and most impressive waterfall on the Lady Evelyn River.

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