Fairy Lake

Introducing Fairy Lake

Discover the stunning beauty of Fairy Lake, a sought-after destination in Muskoka. With its breathtaking landscapes, Fairy Lake is a favourite spot for cottage-goers. Its convenient location near Huntsville and the nearby Algonquin Park makes it an ideal place to explore. 

Activities on the lake

There are plenty of activities to enjoy on the lake, which is connected to both Peninsula Lake and Lake Vernon, offering over 60 kilometers of boating. With several boat launches and marinas, you can easily explore the area’s many shopping, dining, and recreational options by boat or canoe. Popular activities include boating, canoeing/kayaking, paddle boarding, and water skiing. The lake’s small coves are also great spots for swimming on hot summer days. If you’re seeking privacy, head to Hutcheson Beach, located at the south end of Fairy Lake, which is well-known for its seclusion and features a clean sandy beach with a small playground for children.

Fishing enthusiasts will love Fairy Lake, as its cold, deep waters are home to a wide variety of fish species, including Lake Trout, Lake Whitefish, and Brook Trout, as well as Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Walleye. To launch your boat or canoe, simply head to the public boat launch on Camp Kitchen Road.

Exploring the area

When you’re ready to explore the area off the water, Huntsville offers a range of activities to enjoy. Dock your boat in downtown Huntsville at the town docks and explore the town’s many trendy shops and splendid restaurants. For a breathtaking view of Fairy Lake and Huntsville, take a moderate 1.3-kilometer hike up to Lion’s Lookout, or drive up if you prefer. For golf enthusiasts, Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course offers world-class golfing with stunning views of Fairy Lake, as well as rentals, a pro shop, and a warm-up range. If 18 holes are too much, Deerhurst Lakeside’s picturesque 9-hole golf course is the perfect alternative.

Official NameFairy Lake
MunicipalityTown of Huntsville
Drainage BasinNorth Muskoka River
Latitude/Longitude45.3292 N 79.1814 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)6.99
Elevation (m asl)284
Mean Depth (m)22
Maximum Depth (m)69
Perimeter (km)24.3
Island Shoreline (km)2.6
Clarity (m)3.1
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)0
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmentintense; urban, commercial, shoreline residential
Accesspublic; boat launch on Muskoka River in Huntsville
Water Level Managementregulated; water level is controlled by an MNR owned and operated dam on the North Muskoka River downstream of Fairy Lake; flows and levels are governed by the Muskoka River Water Management Plan
Fish Species
Major Fish Specieslake trout, lake whitefish, cisco (lake herring), brook trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, black crappie
Other Fish Speciescreek chub, trout-perch, bluntnose minnow, yellow perch, golden shiner, rainbow smelt, white sucker, longnose sucker, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, rock bass