Windy Lake Provincial Park

Location: Levack, Ontario
Region: Near-North
Character: Recreation
Length/Size: 291.6 acres

Windy Lake Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

Windy Lake is a popular recreation area in the Sudbury region for swimming, boating, fishing and biking. Three, long sandy beaches with shallow entries are ideal for family fun and the lake is favoured for sailing, motor boating and canoeing. In winter, trails are groomed for cross-country skiing and the lake is used for ice fishing.

All 93 campsites, including 56 with electricity, are secluded and quite large. They are close to flush toilets, showers, laundry facilities and drinking water taps.
Three campsites have space for double family camping. Two group campsites can be reserved.
There is also a trailer sanitation facility.
Backcountry - Seven walk-in sites are available on the waterfront.
Electric Sites - 56

Picnics and Day Use - Yes
Barrier Free Access - Laundromat, showers, flush toilets
Showers - Yes, in the upper campground
Flush Toilets - Yes, throughout the park
Laundromat - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Boat Launch - Yes
French Language Services - Yes
Rentals - Canoes, bicycles, trailer storage, day-use picnic shelter with a large barbecue
Off Season - Gated

Lookout Tower Trail 3 km (1 hour) moderate
From the campground, this trail winds through a forest, around a beaver pond on a boardwalk and over a jackpine ridge.

Depending on the time of year, anglers will enjoy good catches of lake trout, northern pike and whitefish and smallmouth bass.

Aptly named Windy Lake is good for canoeing, but stay close to shore as the lake can quickly become choppy.

Sailing, motorboating, windsurfing, water-skiing and canoeing are all popular activities on Windy Lake. A boat launch is located at the mouth of Windy Creek. A short boat ride to the south end of the lake reaches a trail that leads to an old fire tower, unfortunately the tower is not available for climbing and viewing from.

The park's two beaches total more than 1,500 metres of sandy shore and gently sloped swimming areas buoyed for safety.

Winter Activities
Cross-country skiers can explore 20 km of groomed trails ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging. Skiers can warm up at a ski chalet. Windy Lake is the site of an annual 160-km cross-country marathon called a loppet.

Other - There is a playground for children.

For more information:
Windy Lake Provincial Park
PO Box 560
Levack, ON
P0M 2C0