About the Lake
Oxtongue Lake offers excellent swimming and canoeing opportunities along the predominantly sandy shoreline. Water clarity on the lake is excellent. Maximum depth of the lake is believed to be 90 feet. Fishing is good in the area. Fish species present include small mouth bass, yellow perch, lake trout, rainbow and brook trout and many other smaller species. Abundant wildlife such as ducks, loons, blue herons, eagles,beaver, muskrats, moose , deer and fox call this area home too.
The lake is enclosed by large sections of Crown Lands,The head water onto the Lake is the Oxtongue river from Tea lake from within the Algonquin Park, and on down through Ragged Falls. the close proximity to Algonquin Park ensures a backdrop of wilderness pleasure, that has inspired paintings and books,over it's many years.
Many Area Attractions
Probably the biggest attraction in central Ontario is Algonquin Park - several thousand square kilometers of sprawling wilderness,Discover for yourself why visitors return not only year after year, but also season after season for everything from canoeing,hiking to cross-country skiing to dog sledding . Algonquin Park offers over 100 kms. of groomed Nordic ski trails, a wide variety of hiking day trails, mountain bike trails.
Algonquin Park is a wildlife sanctuary for it's diversity of habitats and is home to over a 1,000 species of plants, 53 species of mammals not just moose, deer, otter porupines, wolf, and bears, but also 272 species of birds ,31 species of reptiles and amphibians, 54 species of fish, and approximately 7,000 species of insects. and many other species of wildlife.
For the not so 'park' adventurous, there are five golf courses in the area, of varying skill levels. There is also Alpine skiing ,snowboarding and tubing nearby.
Sightseeing is richly rewarding throughout the area
- Ragged Falls one of the biggest waterfalls in the area, is a magnet for photographers and hikers alike,a short walk from Oxtongue Lake.
- Oxtongue Rapids - a good whitewater area in the spring, a favourite picnic area and walking trail. Typically in the fall the artists and photographers set will come for the incredible colours and never regret it.
Oxtongue is beautiful in all seasons
- enjoy the breathtaking fall colours, truly a winter wonderland - we boast some of the best snowmobile trails in Ontario, summer in a word - fun, and in the spring - marvel at the moose, and the return of wildlife a birders Paradise.
All in all, Oxtongue Lake area is a place for the slightly adventurous, it is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise and for those looking to get a little farther away from it all.