Sharbot Lake Provincial Park


Location: Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Natural Environment
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Length/Size: 170.5 acres

Sharbot Lake Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

With shoreline on Black and Sharbot lakes, this park edging Highway 7 promises first-class, warm- and cold-water fishing. Nature trails along a ridge between the lakes loop through stands of maple, oak and birch and lead to lookouts. Black Lake has two sandy beaches.

Camping
There are 178 treed campsites, 38 with electricity and two that are barrier free. Large trailers can be accommodated in the Beach Front and Maple View campgrounds. A barrier-free comfort station with showers, drinking water and laundry facilities is among the amenities provided.

Picnics and Day Use
A sandy beach, great swimming, a picnic shelter and a playground make the day-use area ideal for families. The picnic shelter may be rented for large gatherings.

Electric Sites - 29, in Maple Grove and Beach Front campgrounds

Barrier Free Access - Showers, flush toilets, two campsites

Park Store
Ice, firewood, worms, and park souvenirs are available at the Park Store. For other supplies, visit the village of Sharbot Lake nearby.

Showers
Yes, in the comfort station at the Maple Grove Campground.

Flush Toilets
Yes, in the comfort station at the Maple Grove Campground.

Laundromat
Washers and dryers are available at the comfort station at the Maple Grove Campground.

Play Area
A playground with climbing equipment and swings is located near the picnic shelter at day-use area. A smaller playground for little tots is located on the beach between Maple Grove and The Point campgrounds.

Boat Launch
The park has a boat launch on Black Lake and on Sharbot Lake.
Rentals - Canoes, tents, trailer storage, life jackets
Off Season - Gated

Hiking
Discovery Trail 1.2 km loop (1hour) moderate
Follow this trail along the ridge of land that divides Black Lake and Sharbot Lake through stands of maple, oak and birch and see a dramatic change in topography. From a lookout at the top of the ridge you can see both lakes.

Ridgeview Trail 0.5 km return (30 minutes) easy to moderate
This trail climbs the ridge that divides Black Lake from Sharbot Lake. There is one steep climb before you reach the top and a spectacular view.

Fishing
Walleye, bass, northern pike, perch and sunfish can be found in both lakes. Lake trout is found in Sharbot Lake.

Canoeing
Paddle on the sheltered waters of Black Lake or tackle the larger Sharbot Lake. A short portage connects the two bodies of water. Canoes can be rented in the park.

Wildlife Viewing
Squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and raccoons call this park home. Harmless snakes, painted turtles, bullfrogs, leopard frogs and toads inhabit the wetland. Listen for the haunting call of the loon on the lake and for the songs of warblers and eastern phoebe in the woods.

Boating
Sharbot Lake, with its docks, is ideal for large boats and waterskiing. Black Lake is more suitable for smaller boats. Canoes and kayaks can be rented in the park.

Swimming
Two sandy beaches located on Black Lake are great for swimming.

For more information:
Sharbot Lake Provincial Park
R.R.#2
Sharbot Lake, Ontario
K0H 2P0
613-335-2814