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Lake on the Mountain

Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park - main photo of the park

What you'll like:

  • The lake is a natural curiosity with a constant flow of clean, fresh water, with no apparent source
  • 60 metres above Lake Ontario with views towards the Bay of Quinte, the Glenora Ferry and the north shore
  • Great picnic spot if you are exploring Prince Edward County
  • Day-use park, no camping


Lake on the Mountain is a day-use only park.  There are no overnight camping facilities.  If you are interesting in camping in Prince Edward County, try Sandbanks Provincial Park.

Highlights of Things to Do

Lake on the Mountain offers a panoramic view of the Bay of Quinte and surrounding countryside. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you enjoy the view. You can learn about one of Ontario’s natural curiosities. Lake on the Mountain is 62 metres above Lake Ontario, yet is fed by a constant flow of clean, fresh water, with no apparent source. The Mohawks called it the Lake of the Gods, home of powerful spirits. Early settlers believed the lake was bottomless.

This is a day-use only park, no camping is provided.

Just the Facts


Anglers can try for Large and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and sunfish at Lake on the Mountain.

Natural Heritage Education

Interpretive display panels provide information on the natural and cultural history of park.


Lake on the Mountain has the amenities needed for a lakeside picnic including picnic tables, toilet facilities and a viewing platform over the lake.

Just the Facts

Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are located adjacent to the parking lot.

Barrier Free Access

Toilets and the boardwalk to viewing platform have barrier-free access.

Day Use Area

Picnic tables are available at the park.

Park Location

Park features on this map are representative only and may not accurately depict regulated park boundaries. For official map representation of provincial parks, visit Ontario's Crown Land Use Policy Atlas.

Fire Ban


There is no fire ban at this time.

Boil Water


There is no boil water advisory at this time.

Beach Posting


There is no beach posting at this time.

Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park

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