Fushimi Lake

Biking

Biking is available on park roads.

Birding

Fushimi Lake lies within the vast Boreal Forest region. This is often called the songbird nursery, as hundreds of bird species nest here each summer. Warblers are the most colourful and have the prettiest songs, but many other birds can be heard and seen, including woodpeckers, ducks, finches and flycatchers, as well as fishing birds like Great Blue Herons, Ospreys and Bald Eagles.

Boating

The boat launch is located near the campground. After launching, boats can be loaded at the dock, and beached on our sandy shore overnight.

Canoeing

There are excellent canoeing opportunities on Fushimi Lake. The lake has many bays and coves and the sections of the Valentine River, at either end of the lake, are also worth exploring. Keep an eye out for wildlife.

Fishing

Fish for Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Whitefish and Yellow Perch in Fushimi Lake and Valentine River. You can then clean your catch at the fish cleaning hut next to the boat launch.

Hiking

Achilles Lake Trail - 1 km return (45 minutes) easy.
This trail leads to the shore of Achilles Lake, a small lake on the north side of the campground. The lake is a popular spot for watching sunsets. There is a canoe rental at the end of this trail so you can paddle and try your luck at catching Walleye and Northern Pike.

Fire Tower Trail 7 km return (2 hours) strenuous.

This trail takes you to one of the few original fire lookout towers left in Ontario. The Bannerman Fire Tower was erected in the 1930s and the ranger in charge of the tower, watched for smoke and lived in a cabin nearby with his family through the summer. Along the shores of Fushimi Lake there are a few great spots for lunch and a swim.

Hunting

Hunting in this park is subject to the Ontario Hunting Regulations. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, contact the park or your local area or district office of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Swimming

The sandy beach, shallow, clear water and buoyed swimming area next to the campground are perfect for family swimming. There are change facilities. There is a full size sand volleyball court at the Day-Use Area, another beach and a place to play horseshoes.