Brandy Lake

Summer on Brandy Lake.


Welcome to Brandy Lake, named after its naturally dark-coloured water due to the organic materials found in its depths. This tranquil lake is only a 7-minute drive from Port Carling and 20 minutes from Bracebridge, making it convenient yet peaceful.

Activities on the lake

The lake is perfect for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Water skiing and tubing are also popular activities, and you might even spot a sailboat or two out on the water. With over 10 kilometers of shoreline, Brandy Lake has unique inlets and small bays, stunning rock outcroppings, and tall mature pine trees that offer a breathtaking view. 

If you’re interested in boating, a boat launch on Pickerel Lane on the Northern side of the lake is available, and you can fish for large and smallmouth bass, burbot, and northern pike. 

Exploring the area

When you want to venture off the water, the picturesque town of Port Carling is a short drive away, where you can explore a variety of restaurants and shops. 

The Brandy Lake Association hosts several social events, such as “flotilla” boat parades and regattas for visitors interested in getting involved in the community. With all it has to offer, can you imagine yourself relaxing in a waterfront cottage on Brandy Lake?

Official NameBrandy Lake
MunicipalityTownship of Muskoka Lakes
Drainage BasinMuskoka River – Lake Muskoka
Latitude/Longitude45.108 N 79.526 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)1.16
Elevation (m asl)244
Mean Depth (m)3.5
Maximum Depth (m)7.5
Perimeter (km)11.3
Island Shoreline (km)0.3
Clarity (m)1.3
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)0
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmenthigh; shoreline residential
Accesspublic; boat launch with dock off Brackenrig Road
Water Level Managementnot regulated
Fish Species
Major Fish Specieslargemouth bass, smallmouth bass, burbot, walleye, northern pike, black crappie

Other Fish Species
cisco, rock bass, brown bullhead, white sucker, pumpkinseed, golden shiner, yellow perch, trout-perch, logperch