Welcome to Bay Lake, a stunning Muskoka getaway located in the Almaguin Highlands region, just 20 minutes north of Huntsville. Bay Lake is known for its single large bay on the west side and is home to three small islands, with Bucktooth Island being the largest.
Activities on the lake
Bay Lake offers a variety of activities for visitors. The slightly warmer waters and sandy bottom bay make swimming a delightful experience. Fishing enthusiasts can expect to catch bass, walleye, burbot, trout, and occasionally white sucker or yellow perch. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy smaller watercraft activities like water skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding. Those who prefer calmer activities can paddle around Buckskin Island or take a sail by the foot of the bay. The large bay and smaller inlets of Bay Lake are also ideal for swimming.
Exploring the area
After a day on the water, take a trip to nearby Emsdale and stop by Perry’s Mart, where you can stock up on everything you need for the cottage, or visit The Muskoka Room for local treasures. For a fun day trip, drive just 23 minutes into the village of Burk’s Falls, known for its assortment of great food trucks. Curb Your Appetite is a must-visit truck with excellent pierogies and a great outdoor setup.
Now is the perfect time of year to visit Bay Lake and see why it’s an excellent choice for your next home away from home.
|Official Name||Bay Lake|
|Local Name||Bucktooth Lake|
|Municipality||Township of Perry|
|Drainage Basin||Little East River|
|Latitude/Longitude||45.506 N 79.208 W|
|Surface Area (km)||13.5|
|Elevation (m asl)||366|
|Mean Depth (m)||8|
|Maximum Depth (m)||23|
|Island Shoreline (km)||1.0|
|Land Use and Development|
|Crown Land (%)||0|
|Shoreline Development||high; shoreline residential|
|Access||public; launch at the west end of the lake|
|Water Level Management||not regulated|
|Major Fish Species||smallmouth bass, walleye, burbot, largemouth bass, lake whitefish, lake trout, brook trout|
|Other Fish Species||brown bullhead, pumpkinseed, creek chub, white sucker, yellow perch, rainbow smelt|