Ontario Parks

Awenda Provincial Park

This park has 31 km of trails, camping for RVs and tents, 17 km of backcountry ski trails in the winter and an interior lake for canoeing and fishing.

Smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye and panfish are common in the waters between Awenda and Giant’s Tomb Island.  In Kettle’s Lake, bass and panfish are available.


Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve

Georgian Bay is within view of this nature reserve, which features crevice caves and other geological features typical of an escarpment.


Bruce Peninsula National Park

The Bruce Peninsula National Park is a beautiful park with dramatic cliffs, gorgeous waters, camping and Singing Sands Beach.  It is a very popular park during the summer.  If you like to fish, this area gives anglers quick access to very good fishing for salmon and trout in Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.


Chutes Provincial Park

Chutes Provincial Park offers a quiet campground, a 6 km hiking trail with great views of scenic waterfalls and it is close to some very good fishing.  Anglers fish the Aux Sables River north of the park and on the Spanish River.  In the fall, salmon run up the Aux Sables River to spawn below the main waterfall.  In the Spanish River and out on the Georgian Bay, anglers catch walleye, northern pike, muskie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish.


French River Provincial Park

The French River runs for 105 km from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay.  Along the way, there are interconnected lakes, gorges and rapids with beautiful scenery and awesome fishing.  There is a visitor centre with barrier-free access.  Most people that come here to fish will do so through private lodges and marinas.  We have more information on our French River Fishing page.


Georgian Bay Islands National Park

The Georgian Bay Islands are home to the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, which means a cluster of islands.  In the state park you have access to wooded trails, camping, waterfront cabins, some awesome sightseeing opportunities and some excellent fishing too.

In the summer you can enjoy the park by taking the Day Tripper from Honey Harbour to the main island.  Many people come here to bike and camp.


Grundy Lake Provincial Park

This state park is close to Georgian Bay and it offer visitors a variety of things to do.  You can camp here with an RV, tent or even on backcountry canoe-in sites.  You have hiking trails, great beaches and many lakes that are great for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

The numerous lakes here offer good fishing for northern pike, bass, walleye and crappie.  You are also just a short drive away from Pickerel River, the French River and Georgian Bay.


Killarney Provincial Park

Killarney Provincial Park is a huge park that covers 645 square kilometers.  This wilderness area features pink granite along the Georgian Bay Coast, white quartzite ridges of the La Cloche Mountains and over 50 beautiful lakes with clear water.  Many people come here to explore the numerous lake by canoeing or kayaking.  Many of Killarney’s lakes are fish sanctuaries, however, there are some excellent fishing opportunities here too.  Most of the lakes have good bass fishing for largemouth bass or smallmouth bass or both.  Northern pike are in most of the lakes and lake trout fishing is open in a few of the lakes too.


Killbear Provincial Park

Killbear Provincial Park offers several km of rugged, rocky shoreline mixed with numerous sand beaches.  This park is very scenic and close to some outstanding fishing in the Parry Sound area.  Anglers catch smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, perch, lake trout and more.


La Cloche Provincial Park

La Cloche sits within the southern area of the Canadian Shield. Geologists will be interested in the park’s diabase dyke intrusions which have cut through the older Lorrain, Gowganda and Bruce formations. The park also contains ridge and terrace forests, and various wetlands and shoreline vegetation.


Limestone Islands Provincial Park

This 450 ha nature reserve in Georgian Bay has two limestone islands. The islands are unique compared to the others in the region which are typified by granitic bedrock and wind-swept pines. The flat, low-lying shelves of pitted limestone are dominated by shrubby and herbaceous vegetation. The islands provide valuable, undisturbed nesting habitat for several species of colonial waterbirds.


Oastler Lake Provincial Park

This park sits on the Boyne River, which is just minutes from Parry Sound and Georgian Bay.  Camping, hiking trails, an inland lake and excellent fishing make this a great area to visit.  Oastler Lake is home to rainbow trout, northern pike and smallmouth bass.  Nearby, in the Parry Sound and Georgian Bay area, there is excellent fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskie, lake trout and more.


O’Donnell Point Provincial Park

This nature reserve features undeveloped Georgian Bay shoreline with coastal bedrock, upland and lowland forest, and wetlands. The reserve protects more than 30 species of reptiles and amphibians, some of which are near the northern limit of their range.  The park is adjacent to several islands in Georgian Bay Islands National Park.


Pretty River Valley Provincial Park

This park has provincially significant geological features related to glacial and post-glacial processes along one of the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment. Features include meltwater channels, moraine and talus slopes. Over 400 species of vascular plants have been identified in the park.


Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

This park has camping, canoe rentals, docking facilities, a shallow beach and some excellent fishing in Sturgeon Bay and Georgian Bay.  If you take a look at the map below, you will see all of the options you have here to fish.  The protected waters feature tons of islands, bays, rocks, weeds, shallow water and some deep water too without even having to go open water out of Georgian Bay.  Anglers catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskie and more.


The Massasauga Provincial Park

This park is just off of Georgian Bay and it offers anglers a variety of lakes to fish and you can always head over to the Parry Sound or the Muskoka Area lakes.  In the area lakes, anglers fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, muskie and panfish.


Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach in the world with 14 km of sandy shores.  Wasaga Beach is also the first provincial park in Canada to be awarded the “Blue Flag” designation under the international environmental standards.

Fishing is best from a boat out in the bay, but anglers also do well here on the Nottawasaga River.  The river gets spawning runs in the spring and fall.  Steelhead and salmon are available.