Butter Pot Provincial Park

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Butterpot Mountain, the highest peak on the Avalon Peninsula

Butter Pot Provincial Park is a Provincial Park on the Avalon Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland. The park covers an area of approximately 28 km² and is located on the Trans-Canada Highway about 35 km southwest of St. John's. The park is named for a prominent rounded hill (Butter Pot Hill, 303 m) inside the park boundary. Butter Pot incorporates both day-use and overnight camping facilities, and in winter months provides groomed cross-country ski trails.[1]

Butter Pot Provincial Park is the most-visited park in the Newfoundland provincial park system. In September 2012, the park closed early for the season, as a result of extensive damage to the park roads, trails and facilities caused by Hurricane Leslie.[2]

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  1. ^ "Butter Pot Provincial Park". Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Leslie shuts down Butter Pot park for the year". CBC News. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 

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Coordinates: 47°23′05″N 53°03′39″W / 47.38472°N 53.06083°W / 47.38472; -53.06083