Established in 1893, Algonquin Provincial Park is located between Georgian Bay to the west and the Ottawa River in Central Ontario to the east and is contained mainly within the Unorganized South Part of the Nipissing District. The size of the park has increased over the years to almost 8,000 square kilometres, or apx. 3,000 sq. miles.
The park is in an area of transition between northern coniferous forest and southern deciduous forest. This unique mixture of forest types, and the wide variety of environments in the park, allows the park to support diversity of plant and animal species.
Algonguin Provincial Park is the only Ontario park to allow industrial logging within it's boundaries. Logging in the park is done exclusively by the Algonquin Forestry Authority, which supplies timber to several private mills outside the park. The logging industry has always played an integral part in the development of the area. The Algonquin Logging Museum, located at the park's eastern gate features a recreation of an early logging camp.
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