Sleeps 10-25, Great Bass Fishing Corporate Retreat on Crooked Lake, Secluded in Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park, Boats Provided, Great Swimming, Pets OK
Starting at only $3009.00 CAD (based on up to 10 guests). See rates below or contact us for specially personalized packages.
Secluded in the heart of Queen Elizabeth II, Wildlands Park, Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is a true off-the-grid wilderness destination. It is ideal for groups of outdoorsmen, fishermen, eco-tourists, family and class reunions, bachelor and bachelorette get-togethers, art, photography, writing and those seeking private exclusive escapes.
Unspoiled Crooked Lake is a Bass Fishermans Dream nestled deep within Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. The QEW Park is an 82,793 acre (33,505 hectare) natural environment class park, just southeast of Muskoka, within the City of Kawartha Lakes. It is one of the most diverse and least disturbed natural areas found in Central Ontario. Isolated on a peninsula in Crooked Lake, with only boat and air access, Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodges many choices of activities culminate in an outdoor experience unmatched within such a short distance of Toronto. If you arent fishing for a trophy large-mouth Bass, enjoy canoeing, swimming, hiking, climbing, or just relaxing on the dock or one of the multiple scenic decks. Crooked Lake, where escaping to your heaven on earth wilderness, at your own pace, is the only priority.
Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge as seen on The New Fly Fisher Television Show.
You have to experience it, to truly appreciate how exquisitely magical it is!
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Town: Norland
Nearest City: Orillia (60 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (2 hrs.)
Nearest Hospital: Minden (35 km)
Body of water: Crooked Lake
Ski Area: Sir Sams Minden (63 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Our Boathouse at Fishog Lake
Nearest Marina(s): Norland (10km) from Parking Lot
Nearest Golf Course: The Links at Moncks Landing Golf Club (6.4 km) from Parking Lot
Nearest Beach: Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge
Note: Excellent swimming from docks at Crooked Lake Lodge with swim ladder on dock for access, and also a small, very shallow beach for wading in with sand, becoming mud to rock bottom, as you wade out.
Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is a Historic Corporate Retreat, close to Toronto, yet a true one of a kind, off-the-grid wilderness destination of serene tranquility of the in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park. You have to experience it, to truly appreciate how exquisitely magical it is!
The High House has six comfortable, private lake-view guestrooms with private entrances. The cozy bedrooms are tidily appointed with Full beds, with spare cots available for each room, as well as private ensuite bathrooms.
The Historic Stone House offers a truly unique, nostalgic adventure, sleeping up to 10 people on three levels, bunkhouse style. It is ideal for the youth, or young at heart, who yearn for a simpler time, or want to engage with friends and/or family in a rustic relaxed party house.
The Main Lodge boasts a commercial propane kitchen, friendly dining room and cell phone lounge, as well as a Sunrise Dining Deck overlooking the captivating Crooked Lake. Also, there are two Staff rooms for caretakers with private 4 piece baths and private decks and entrances (usually reserved for staff).
The Card House Bar and Games room features a cozy gas fireplace, wet bar, water cooler, ice machine, beverage fridges, flat screen TV/DVD player, magnificent vistas to enjoy, and the spacious Sunset deck.
The only residence to be seen on Crooked Lake, Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge offers its guests an unspoiled wilderness setting and only two hours north of Toronto. Beautiful untouched wilderness at every turn!
Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge offers:
Unlimited catch and release large and small mouth bass fishingScenic water transportation from Norland boathouse on Fishog Lake to and from the lodgeComfortable accommodations, with hot showers, bedding, towelsBoat and motor, one tank of gas, free use of canoes, sporting equipment and all public facilitiesTowels and linens
Don't settle for ordinary, escape to a place where you are only limited to your imagination! Take a look below at just a few possibilities at our lodge:
World Class Bass Fishing
Feel the exhilaration of a Large or Smallmouth Bass on the end of your line.
Crooked Lake was stocked with Largemouth Bass decades ago and has very little fishing pressure as we practice Catch and Release; therefore, the abundant Bass have reached record weights in Crooked Lake, with tournament size fish up to 7 pounds having been caught.
Largemouth bass are one of the most aggressive fighting fish in the world and will give any fisherman a challenge. The perfect spot for your own private fishing tournament!Smallmouth bass are also plentiful and pound for pound, one of the toughest fighting fish. Travel the length of Crooked Lake and find the perfect spot to enjoy the thrill of Bass Fishing.With the exception of some shore lunch or menu items, the Lodge adheres to a policy of catch and release.Perfect as well for children, and non-fishermen learning to fish, as there is constant action, with a bite almost every cast. Putting worms on and taking fish off hooks, can be a constant exciting pastime, even from the docks. Great entertainment for families and groups who enjoy the wild side of nature!Check out bass fishing and Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge as seen on The New Fly Fisher Television Show.
Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is in the heart of the 35,500 hectare, Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands; one of the most diverse and least disturbed natural areas found in Central Ontario. Containing more than 50 landform vegetation patterns, these wildlands have limited or no recent history of logging. The spectacular Canadian Shield with low-rolling topography, rocky outcrops, and treed natural shorelines are reminiscent of Group of Seven paintings. As well, there is abundant avian and wildlife, making it a Photographer's heaven.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Explore the scenic wonder of the Canadian wilderness by canoe or kayak. Paddle the 3 km length of Crooked Lake, explore the bays and fishing holes, or venture to nearby lakes and waterways on miles of marked Canoe Routes.
True wilderness hiking experiences are abundant around Crooked Lake. You can paddle across the lake and climb Blueberry Hill, pick blueberries in season and walk for many kilometres on top of the hills of the Canadian Shield, enjoying spectacular views of the Crooked Lake and surrounding wildlands.
For the dedicated hiker, Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is within a few kilometers of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail - 500 km of fabulous wilderness hiking. If you plan on hiking, be sure to bring appropriate gear and supplies. As we are nestled in the wilderness, wildlife could be just around the corner: deer, moose, beaver, great blue heron and possibly even a bear. Come prepared to ensure a great hike!
Challenging Rock Climbing
On Crooked Lake, you'll find a new climb around every corner. Rock outcrops abound and the challenges are endless. Be sure to bring your own gear! For the less adventurous, a moderate climb on the path up Blueberry Hill will provide excellent vistas and photo opportunities.
Fish, Canoe, Hike, Rock Climb, Revitalize, Socialize, Take pictures or Do absolutely nothing. Spend evenings around the fire, roasting marshmallows, telling fish tales, playing games or making music. Crooked Lake is ideal for a cool dip, water play, or a long swim. Whether you seek privacy or company, at Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge, there are several decks to sunbathe, read a book, chill, or socialize.
The true meaning of relaxation is to have the choice. At Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge, you have the choices to guarantee yourself true relaxation and enjoyment.
We are determined to make sure that your every need is met. We can mold your experience by matching what you want with a package that suits you. When you book, let us know how to meet your every expectation and also what you dont want, so your holiday can be the best vacation ever!
Additional Options (all options available by prior arrangement, extra fees apply):
A float-plane may be available to fly your extra gear, beer, alcoholic beverages etc. into the lodge (recommended to make your trips in and out a breeze). $150.00 per flight (subject to weight and space limitations). Direct access by car or boat to Fishog Lake only, must portage if you want to go further up the system to the lodgeFishing Guide by prior arrangement (bass are plentiful but it can be educational and fun)An international photography instructor may be available, please book well in advance for this optionAdditional (in or out) boat transportation, $150.00 per extra tripA chef and all catering to your specifications may be possible with prior arrangement
RENTAL RATES & INFORMATION
Based on 10 people. $45/extra person/night. Maximum 25 people.
Self-service, provide own food and beverages, bait, etc.Includes 1-2 lodge staff to maintain functioning of lodge, generator, service boats etc. (who will need to be fed with the group) but otherwise will not interfere with guests other than hosting.Linens and towels included, but guests are welcome to bring their own.All lodge amenities, diesel, and propane included.Use of boats, including 1 tank of fuel per boat/week based on 1 boat per 2-3 people.Transported to the lodge by boat at check- in and returned by boat back to the parking lot at check out. Extra trips will be charged at $150 per trip.We recommend a gear-only lift by plane in and out at $150 each way.
Check out the Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge Rate Calculator
A 50% deposit is due to confirm rental dates at time of booking (preferred method is Interac e-Transfer).
Outstanding balance + $500.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in.
The damage deposit will be returned to you by Interac e-Transfer upon check out or once the cottage and property have been inspected by the owner or his designate (within 7 business days).
AVAILABILITY & BOOKING INQUIRY
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