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While it may not seem like a typical destination for a vacation, don’t let Pickle Lake’s northern location stop you from experiencing the true Ontario north in the province’s last frontier. Why not drive to the end of the road and see what’s there; from fishing, hunting, sight-seeing, annual festivals, and more, Pickle Lake has lots to offer for people of all ages!

Municipal Campgrounds

In answer to the increasing fees the Ministry of Natural Resources were charging for camping on Crown Land, the Township of Pickle Lake undertook the challenge to obtain various camping sites along the north road.

To date the Township has been successful in operating the following campsites:

Badesdawa Lake (Mud Lake), Menako Lake, Mawley Lake and the Pipestone River.

All these sites are primitive and offer outdoor toilets and most of them have an upgraded boat launch.

A small RV Park has also been set up near the beach of Pickle Lake. This Park has electrical hookups and a sewage disposal area.

Each site has their unique features. However, the campgrounds have a steady stream of returning guests who have come for many years, in some cases. Others find their way up the road for the first time and enjoy their stay also!

Camping fees are $4.00 a night per person and children under 12 stay for free. In our RV Park there is a fee of $15.00 a night per vehicle.

Be sure to ask about Seasonal Camping Permits and our non-resident camping fees at our permit re-sellers K & K Tackle, or at the Township Office.

So we invite you to come to our beautiful area! Plan to camp in our campgrounds and enjoy the relaxing days of fishing, reading a book, socializing with other campers and just being lazy!

Hope to see you soon!

PHONE: 807-928-2034

FAX: 807-928-2708


Fishing / Hunting Licences

A fishing or hunting license is required anywhere in Ontario, please make sure you have your Outdoors Card / Fishing License before going out hunting or fishing.

You can obtain an Outdoors card or Fishing license online at the Ministry of Natural Resources website.



Outfitters offering fly-in Outpost Vacations in the Pickle Lake area:

Austin’s Wilderness Lodge
PO Box 148, Pickle Lake, ON P0V 3A0
Phone: 807-928-2610
Winter Address:
1421 Royal Oak Circle, Prescott, AZ 86305 USA
Winter Phone: 928-776-1682

Albany River Outfitters/North of 51 Outposts
LIttle Tarp Lake – Hwy 599 North – PO Box 336
Pickle Lake, ON P0V 3A0
Phone: 1-888-933-5946

North Albany Lodge
PO Box 369, Pickle Lake, ON P0V 3A0
Phone: 807-928-2032
Winter Address:
Box 784, Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Winter Phone: 613-628-5738

North Caribou Camps
Winter Address: PO Box 990
Dryden, ON P8N 3E3
Toll Free: 1-877-233-2717

North Star Air Ltd.
15 Airport Road – PO Box 38
Pickle Lake, ON P0V 3A0
Toll Free: 1-800-285-8618
Phone: 807-928-2346
Fax: 807-928-9918

Old Post and Village
Summer Address:
PO Box 380, Pickle Lake, ON P0V 3A0
807-928-2802 or 807-928-2770
Winter Address:
PO Box 336, Goderich, ON N7A 4C6
Phone: 519-524-1173
Toll-Free: 800-461-1388
Fax: 519-524-1992

Osnaburgh Airways/Pickle Lake Outposts
Box 220 Pickle Lake , ON, P0V 3A0
Phone: 807-928-2547
Fax: 807-928-2908

Other Accomodations

Joan’s B & B

Lakeview Manor Bed & Breakfast

Pickett’s B & B
Fax: 807-933-468

Winston Motor Hotel

Pickle Lake Hotel

Reservations are strongly recommended for all accommodations.

Souvenirs and Maps

The Township of Pickle Lake offers a variety of souvenirs for sale at the Township Office located at 2 Anne Street, right in the heart of Pickle Lake!

Some of our souvenirs include:

Coffee Mugs, Travel Mugs, Water Bottles

Postcards – Set of 5

Heritage Scenic Photos

Lapel Pins

T-Shirts, Fleece Vests

Special Event Souvenirs

Many of our local business’ also sell some unique and creative souvenirs that will leave you with lasting memories of your trip to Ontario’s last frontier!

Topographical Maps

Maps of the area around Pickle Lake are now available for sale at K & K Tackle, located in Central Patricia.

Township of Pickle Lake Map

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Quick Distance Facts

We might be far away from almost everywhere, but it’s worth the trip! Everybody says they want to “getaway”, a Pickle Lake vacation is truly a ‘getaway’ from it all. Tranquility, peacefulness, serenity, and more, we encourage you to consider the Pickle Lake area the destination for your next vacation!

Distance from…

Atikokan – 500km
Dryden – 352km
Ignace – 291km
Kenora – 480km
Marchinton Road – 156km
Sioux Lookout – 258km
Thunder Bay – 540km
Vermilion Bay – 392km
Savant Lake – 167km
Red Lake – 574km
Winnipeg – 750km

Distances to Lakes

All of these lakes are accessible by road. While the blacktop ends at the Town of Pickle Lake, there is a good gravel road servicing the area.

Badesdawa (Mud) Lake – 25 miles/41 kms. north of Pickle Lake. This lake has many good spots for fishing as well as access to an extensive river system. Township camping permit required to stay here.

Menako Lake – 64 miles/105 kms. north of Pickle Lake. This is a lovely series of shallow lakes with a number of nice beaches, as well as an excellent river system. Township camping permit required to stay here.

Pipestone River Landing – 89 miles/147 kms. north of Pickle Lake. This campsite is quite rugged but there are certainly many fishing and hunting spots as well as opportunities for navigating through the many rapids you will encounter on this river system. Township camping permit required to stay on the mainland side, Crown camping permit for any of the islands.

Mawley Lake – 110 miles/165 kms. north of Pickle Lake. This is a smaller lake but is also a popular place to camp. Township camping permit required to stay here.

Otoskowin River – 30 miles/48 kms. north of Pickle Lake with a small campsite. This is an excellent river with fast-moving water for canoe fishing with access to Badesdawa (Mud) Lake.

Lysander Lake – 50 miles/80 kms. north of Pickle Lake and has a small campsite. The boat launch is only appropriate for small boats, but the fishing is good.

Stirland Lake – 120 miles/182 kms. north of Pickle Lake. This small lake connects to the Pipestone River system.

Farmer Lake – 135 miles/197 km.s north of Pickle Lake. Again, this is a rather small lake, but a very good hunting area.

Copyright © 2011 - Township of Pickle Lake Ontario

P.O Box 340, Pickle Lake, Ontario, Canada, P0V 3A0

Toll-Free: 800-565-9189