While it may not seem like a typical destination for a vacation, don’t let Pickle Lake’s northern location stop you from experiencing Ontario’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 plenty to offer for 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 Nort Road, also known as the North Road.

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

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

All these sites are primitive and offer outdoor lavatory also most sites 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.  Our campgrounds have a steady stream of new and returning guests who have come for many years, in some cases. 

Camping fees are as follows:

Residents – $4.00/day+HST
NON-Residents – $5.00/day+HST
Children under twelve (12) – FREE

Residents – $100.00/Season+HST
NON-Residents – $200.00/Season+HST
Children under twelve (12) – FREE

RV Park Permit
$15.00+HST per vehicle, per night

Camping Permits can be obtained at our permit re-sellers K & K Tackle and the Township Office of Pickle Lake.

Please click the links below for more information about the numerous Fly-in Fishing and Hunting Outposts located around Pickle Lake.

Fly-in Outposts 

Other Accommodations

We invite you to come and visit our beautiful and abundant wilderness and spend your days fishing, hunting and soaking in the tranquility of Northern Ontario.

Fishing / Hunting Licenses

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.

For inquiries:

The Township Office of Pickle Lake
2 Anne Street, South/P.O. Box 340
Pickle Lake, ON P0V 3A0
P: 807-928-2034
: 807-928-2708



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:

Township of Pickle Lake Logo Ball Caps – $10.80
Township of Pickle Lake Logo Brief Bag – $12.54
Township of Pickle Lake Logo Fleece Sweater – $35.00
Township of Pickle Lake Post Cards (Set of 5) – $4.00
Pickle Lake/Pickrel Crow Historic Photo set – $35.00/set

Many of our local businesses 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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Distance Information

We might be far away from almost everywhere, but it’s worth the trip! 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 and campgrounds the destination for your next vacation!

Pickle Lake’s 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.