Photo of Elvin Johnson Park

There's lots of water in Algonquin Highlands and plenty of great places to enjoy it!

The following parks, playgrounds and outdoor sports facilities are provided and maintained by the Township:

Dorset Parkette
Highway 35, just north of the bridge in Dorset
Facilities: public beach, picnic area, privy restrooms, boat launch, dock

Dorset Ball Diamond
Main Street, Dorset across from the Dorset Recreation Centre
Facilities: ball diamond, outdoor ice rink in winter with heated change room

Elvin Johnson Park
1221 Old Mill Road, just before the public boat launch on Hall's Lake
Facilities: public beach, picnic area, change room and privy restrooms, playground, picnic shelter

Stanhope Courts and Playing Field
1095 North Shore Rd., behind the Stanhope Firefighters' Community Centre
Facilities: playing field, picnic shelter, playground, privy restrooms, tennis courts, multipurpose sport court, outdoor ice rink in winter

Public Lake Access

There are a number of lakes in Algonquin Highlands that have public access for boating. The following is a list of lake access points that are accessible by vehicle. Please be advised that several boat launches are undeveloped, with only the natural sand/gravel surface. Always exercise caution and use a 4-wheel-drive vehicle where necessary. For backcountry lake access points, visit the Water Trails page.

Lake Name Lake Access Address Type of Access
Bear Lake 2431 Bear Lake Rd. Concrete slab
Beech Lake 1540 North Shore Rd. Concrete slab
Big Hawk Lake 1540 Big Hawk Lake Rd. Concrete slab
Clinto (Hardwood) Lake 1585 Livingstone Lake Rd. (County Rd. 12) Concrete slab
Crown Lake Crown Lake Rd. Sand/Gravel
Crozier (McFadden) Lake 3169 Livingstone Lake Rd. (County Rd. 12) Sand/Gravel
Fletcher Lake – Bucks Bay 4011 Livingstone Lake Rd. (County Rd. 12) Sand/Gravel
Halls Lake Ssouth of 1221 Old Mill Rd Concrete slab
Herb Lake 3068 Kawagama Lake Rd. (County Rd. 8) Sand/Gravel
Kawagama Lake 4567 Kawagama Lake Rd. (County Rd. 8) Concrete slab
Kawagama Lake – Fletcher Bay 1948 McClintock Rd. Sand/Gravel
Kawagama Lake – Russell Landing 1518 Russell Landing Rd. Floating Dock
Kushog Lake – Buckslide Dam 1283 Buckslide Rd. Concrete Slab
Kushog Lake – Walker's Line 1375 Walkers Line Sand/Gravel
Kawagama Lake – Russell Landing 1518 Russell Landing Rd. Concrete slab
Lake of Bays – Trading Bay 22602 Hwy. 35 Concrete slab
Little Boshkung Lake 8748 Hwy. 118 Concrete slab
Little Hawk Lake Little Hawk Lake Rd. (County Rd. 13) Concrete slab
Maple Lake (at Gull River) 1085 Stanhope Airport Rd. Concrete slab
Otter Lake – Parker Landing 1585 Livingstone Lake Rd. (County Rd. 12) Concrete slab
Oxtongue Lake 1686 Harris Rd. Concrete slab
Raven Lake 21624 Hwy. 35 Concrete slab
Skin (Lower Fletcher) Lake 3335 Livingstone Lake Rd. (County Rd. 12) Sand/Gravel
St. Nora Lake 20130 Hwy. 35 N (at the Frost Centre) Concrete slab
Troutspawn Lake Troutspawn Lake Rd. Concrete slab
Wolf Lake Crown Lake Rd. Sand/Gravel

Contact Information

Dorset Recreation Centre
1051 Main Street, Box 99
Dorset, Ontario P0A 1E0

Phone/Fax: 705-766-9968
Email: recreation@algonquinhighlands.ca