Blue Lake Provincial Park


Location: Dryden Ontario
Region: Northwestern
Character: Natural Environment
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Length/Size: 5718 acres

Blue Lake Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

A popular recreational park northwest of Dryden, Blue Lake boasts a long, sandy beach and water so clear you can see the bottom at six metres. Take a hike with park naturalists through a spruce fen and stands of majestic pines, over ancient bedrock, past lady's slipper orchids and blueberry bushes.

Camping
There are 198 spacious and well spaced tent and trailer sites, 104 with electricity, available from mid-May to mid-September. Many sites are pull-through for trailers and recreational vehicles.

Picnics and Day Use - Yes

Electric Sites - 104

Group Camping - Blue Lake has two group sites, 501 and 502. One is close to the park office and store and accommodates 20 to 40 people. It is an electrical site (15/30amp) that has toilets, a fire pit, and picnic tables on site and a water tap nearby. The second, newer site is at the farthest end of the beach, bordered by the Beaver Pond, and is the access point for the nature trail. This site accommodates 50 to 150 people and has toilets, a fire pit, picnic tables, electrical hook up (15/30 amp), and a water tap on site. Reservations for group camping can be made by calling the Park Superintendent at (807) 223-7535 starting the 1st working day of January, or the park office during the operating season (May through September) at (807) 227-2601.

Visitor Centre - Yes
Barrier Free Access - Showers, flush toilets, Visitor Centre, Spruce Fen Trail
Showers - Yes
Flush Toilets - Yes
Laundromat - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Boat Launch - Yes
Rentals - Canoe, kayak, tent, trailer storage

Hiking
Boulder Ridge Trail 1 km (30 minutes) easy
Walk through a jack pine forest and learn how forest fires affect ecology.

Rock Point Trail 4 km (2 hours) moderate
This trail follows the height of land between Blue and Langdon lakes past mature, white cedars.

Spruce Fen Trail 1 km (30 minutes) easy, barrier free
Follow the boardwalk to a spruce fen, a wetland covered with a mat of floating plants. Interpretive stops along the way explain fen ecology.

Fishing
Blue Lake is full of walleye, pike, muskie and lake trout.

Canoeing
Dip your canoe in Blue Lake and explore it and connecting waterways. Canoes can be rented close to the park.

Wildlife Viewing
Look for wolves, bear, moose and fox, wildlife typical of northern Ontario.

Boating
Launch your boat near the beach. Boats and paddleboats can be rented close to the park.

Swimming
A sandy beach slopes gently into the exceptionally clear water of Blue Lake, ideal for family swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Winter Activities
Snowmobilers can access the park in the winter.

For more information:
Blue Lake Provincial Park
Box 730
Dryden, Ontario
P8N 2Z4
(807) 227-2601 (May to September)
(807) 223-7535 (October to April)