Wood Lake

Perfect reflection of a pine tree in the mirror like water of Wood Lake.


Welcome to Wood Lake, an ideal location for your vacation home just a short drive away from the historic town of Bracebridge. Tucked away, the lake offers privacy while still being accessible right off Highway 118. 

Activities on the lake

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, and Wood Lake offers a variety of activities to try. Take a dip in the water at Fox Point Beach or Wood Lake Beach, or unwind with a yoga class at Caribou Lodge. For the more adventurous, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, and wakeboarding are all great ways to enjoy the water. 

Fishing and The Cottagers’ Association

Anglers will also find Wood Lake to be a great spot for fishing. The lake is primarily home to smallmouth and largemouth bass and walleye, with the latter being the object of a new Catch and Release Program by the Wood Lake Cottager’s Association (WLCA). The WLCA also organizes regattas to showcase various summer activities and is passionate about keeping the water and environment beautiful and healthy. 

Whether you’re a visitor or cottage owner, the WLCA’s website provides a wealth of information on how to enjoy Wood Lake safely and sustainably. So why not make Wood Lake your home away from home? Let us help you find the perfect cottage for your next vacation.

Official NameWood Lake
MunicipalityTown of Bracebridge
Drainage BasinSouth Muskoka River
Latitude/Longitude45.012 N 79.074 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)3.85
Elevation (m asl)301
Mean Depth (m)5
Maximum Depth (m)14
Perimeter (km)13.7
Island Shoreline (km)5.8
Clarity (m)4.2
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)0
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmenthigh; shoreline residential
Accesspublic; boat launch located off Wood Lake Road 2
Water Level Managementregulated; water level is controlled by MNR-owned and operated dam; flows and levels are governed by the Muskoka River Water Management Plan
Fish Species
Major Fish Specieswalleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass
Other Fish Speciesyellow perch, white sucker, cisco, brown bullhead, pumpkinseed, rock bass, golden shiner, bluntnose minnow, northern redbelly dace