Minnitaki Kames Provincial Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bonheur River Kame Provincial Park
Location Ontario, Canada
Nearest city Sioux Lookout
Coordinates 49°54′0″N 91°52′0″W / 49.90000°N 91.86667°W / 49.90000; -91.86667Coordinates: 49°54′0″N 91°52′0″W / 49.90000°N 91.86667°W / 49.90000; -91.86667
Area 4422 hectares
Governing body Ontario Parks

Minnitaki Kames Provincial Park is a 44.22 km² nature reserve in Ontario, Canada,[1] designated to protect several distinguishing features, including east-west kame ridges and numerous terraces. It abuts the shores of Minnitaki Lake, with the nearest settlement at Sioux Lookout, about 20 km to the north.

Each of the five large kames, the largest in northwestern Ontario, "is completely covered by an extensive jack pine dominated closed coniferous forest".[2] The largest covers over 12 square kilometres, rising about 30 m above the gently sloping bedrock, which attains elevations between 358 m and 437 m.[3]

These glacial features are related to Lake Agassiz, and were deposited about 9,500 to 10,000 years ago during the Timiskaming Interstadial.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natural Areas Report: MINNITAKI KAMES PROVINCIAL NATURE RESERVE". Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-02-12. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Natural Areas Report: MINNITAKI LAKE - KAMES - PINE STANDS". Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-02-12. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Natural Areas Report: MINNITAKI LAKE KAMES". Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-02-12. [dead link]

External links[edit]