Bass Lake Provincial Park


Location: Orillia Ontario
Region: Central
Character: Recreation
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Length/Size: 160.6 acres

Bass Lake Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

Follow Waterview Trail and learn how Bass Lake park, a farm for more than 100 years, was transformed to a recreational area. Just west of Orillia - close to historic Huronia - it is a popular spot for swimming, hiking, fishing and boating. Its fields and trails are good for skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Camping
Bass Lake has 182 campsites, 92 of which have electrical service. All sites have fire pits and picnic tables. There are comfort stations with flush toilets and showers, water taps for fresh drinking water and vault toilets scattered throughout the campgrounds. There is also a trailer sanitation station located in the park. Reservations are available for the Victoria Day weekend until Labour Day, during the spring and fall seasons, sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group Camping - Bass Lake has three group camping sites, one that accommodates 45 people, and two that accommodate 75 people. Water taps and vault toilets are available on site. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (705) 326-7054.

Picnics and Day Use
On the shores of Bass Lake are picnic grounds with three picnic shelters and a playground for the children.

The picnic shelters, with barbecues, are available on a reservation basis for your next company or family picnic. Contact the park directly for shelter information and reservations.

Electric Sites - 92 of our 182 campsites have 15/30 amp electrical service, a number of these can accommodate large travel trailers or recreational vehicles.

Barrier Free Access - The campground comfort stations and the paved first half kilometre of the Waterview Trail are barrier free.

Showers - Yes, in the comfort station at Lakeview and between Hilltop and Eastside campgrounds

Flush Toilets - Yes, throughout the park

Play Area - Yes, a large play field is located beside the Eastside campground. We also have swings and horseshoe pits. Ask at the Registration Office for any equipment needs.

Boat Launch - Yes, our launch can accommodate a boat up to 20'. We also have docks available for temporary docking

Rentals
Our boat rentals include canoes, and pedal boats.

Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are available at the Registration Office. For a $25 refundable deposit, you can borrow a properly fitted PFD for you and your children.

Hiking
Waterview Trail - 3 km (1 hour) easy
This short trial winds through a variety of habitats. From the beach parking lot, the first half kilometre of this paved path is wheelchair accessible. The trail follows the shoreline of Bass Lake to a boardwalk across a marsh and past the remains of the homestead of Basil H. Rowe who settled here in the 1830s. Look for wildlife as you follow the overgrown stone fence then descend a hill created by a glacier 10,000 years ago.

Fishing
Bass Lake offers some of the best freshwater fishing in the area for largemouth and smallmouth bass, sunfish, crappie and perch.

Boating
Bass Lake has a boat launch and docking facilities.

Swimming
Shallow, clear water makes Bass Lake perfect for family swimming.

Winter Activities
Cross-country skiers, snowshoers and hikers are welcome to use the park in winter. Snowmobiles are prohibited. Main Entrance gated. Winter activities can be accessed by the winter entrance.

For more information:
Bass Lake Provincial Park
Box 2178
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 6S1
(705) 326-7054