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Forest Fire Trail


Obatanga, a Natural Environment Park, at almost 100 square kilometres is one of the largest parks in the provincial system. Large boulders and small lakes are the features in the park and have existed since the last Ice Age 10,000 yrs ago when it slowly melted away.

It is a typical northern Boreal Forest so Black Spruce dominate the wetlands and Balsam and Poplar trees are found in the uplands. An unusual tree feature found near the campground is a mature stand of Jack Pine.



This is a rarity since most of these trees have been logged in the area and Jack Pines only thrive after forest fires. It is assumed that this stand was started after the major fire in 1910. Wild blueberries will be easy to find in the later summer and Moccasin flowers or "Pink Lady Slipper Orchids" grow throughout the park.

Animals can be seen in the park though be cautious because Black Bears reside in the park as well. Birdwatching can be done throughout the park but the Forest Fire Trail would be a very good place to start. There is a short and long loop available to encourage all enthusiasts to visit the park and enjoy the trail.



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