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Six Mile Lake

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What you'll like:

  • A pretty park with landscape that has inspired painters
  • Many semi-private, larger sites.
  • Conveniently located off Hwy 400
  • Three sand beaches
  • Canoe, kayak and pedal boat rentals
  • Three hiking trails
  • Well-known for recreational boating and fishing
  • Fully equipped park store

Learn to Camp Program Available

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This park is serviced by Park Bus. ParkSmart logo

Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 217
  • Electrical Campsites - 53

Camping

Three sandy beaches, calm waters for swimming and scenic hiking trails make Six Mile Lake an ideal spot for a weekend getaway.

The park boasts a fully equipped store, boat rentals and nature programs and is an exceptional spot for fishing and recreational boating.


 

Car Camping

Six Mile Lake offers six campgrounds in a natural setting and within walking distance of all park facilities. All campsites are equipped with a fire pit and picnic table.

Pine and Birch Campgrounds can accommodate large equipment and are equipped with hydro. Birch Campground is located close to the beach, playground and shower building and is within walking distance of the park store and nature centre.

Maple, Oak and Poplar Campgrounds offer unserviced, semi-private campsites on low-traffic roadways. Most sites are surrounded by trees, offering both shade and privacy.

The Lakeview Heights Campground stretches the length of the park and offers premium waterfront sites with views of Six Mile Lake. The sites are located along the main park road and are close to washroom facilities.

Highlights of Things to Do

Recreational opportunities abound at Six Mile Lake. Why not spend the day at one of the park’s three beaches or try your hand at fishing off the docks? For the more adventurous, spend the day exploring Six Mile Lake by boat or on one of the park’s three hiking trails.

The park store offers canoe, kayak and pedal boat rentals as well as a full complement of grocery items and camping accessories.


Just the Facts

 
Hiking
Take only pictures, leave only footprints: don't bring any plants, animals or other natural objects with you. Park regulations prohibit this. For more information on Leave No Trace practices, visit www.leavenotrace.ca.

Three short, linear but interconnected hiking trails offer visitors the opportunity to take in the natural and cultural heritage of Six Mile Lake Provincial Park.

The Living Edge Trail 1 km, easy
Catch a glimpse of beaver lodges in wetland areas, walk the rocky outcrops of the Canadian Shield and keep your eyes open for the wide variety of species that live in the forest!

The David Milne Trail 0.5 km, easy
This trail celebrates the influence of one of Canada’s foremost artists who lived on Six Mile Lake and used the scenic vistas and majestic landscape as inspiration for his paintings. These paintings would later be recognized for their impact on Canadian culture. View the signature rolling rocks of the Canadian Shield that inspired so many of his paintings and sketches.

The Marsh Trail
Hikers will circle a wetland area which provides important habitat for a wide variety of plants and wildlife. Keep your eyes open for all kinds of species from dragonflies to moose!

 
Canoeing

Six Mile Lake offers the ideal location for canoeists of all levels of ability; whether you prefer to stay in the sheltered waters of the park or spend the day exploring the lake, there is much to see and do. Canoes are available for rent at the park store.

Many canoeists choose to use Six Mile Lake Provincial Park as a starting point for the Gibson-MacDonald Canoe Route. For information on this canoe route contact the Ministry of Natural Resources Parry Sound District Office at
(705) 746 - 4201.

 
Swimming

Three sand beaches and sheltered water provide the perfect place to unwind on a summer day. The beaches are located near park areas and are within walking distance of all campgrounds.

The day-use beach is equipped with a volleyball net.

 
Boating

Six Mile Lake provides the perfect setting for recreational boating opportunities. Rental dock spaces are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
Fishing

Whether from the dock or on the lake, Six Mile Lake provides ample fishing opportunities for the whole family.

 
Biking

There are no bicycle trails however cycling is allowed on park roads and is an excellent way to get around the park. There are ample road cycling opportunities close to the park.

 
Natural Heritage Education

Programs are held daily from July through Labour Day. The Nature Centre is open daily June through September.

 
Birding

Amenities

Don’t worry about forgetting something at home because everything you need is available at the park!

The fully serviced park store offers food, camping and souvenir items and makes the best morning coffee in the area. The park also offers canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and fishing tackle for rent.

If you’re bringing your own boat, there is a boat launch as well as dedicated dock spaces for your use.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

The Six Mile Lake comfort station has two washrooms, eight showers and laundry facilities.

 
Flush Toilets

Two flush toilets are located at the comfort station.

 
Barrier Free Access

Two designated barrier-free campsites (#411 and #413) are centrally located and close to park amenities. Barrier-free access is available to the park gate and store.

 
Day Use Area

The beach and park areas are available for day-use.

 
Laundry

Laundry facilities are located at comfort station.

 
Boat Launch

A boat launch is centrally located within the park. The park also offers rental dock spaces on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
Rentals

Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available for rent at the park store.

The park also offers rental dock spaces and participates in the personal floatation devices (PFDs) and Tackleshare loaner programs.

 
Park Store

Fully equipped with groceries, snacks, camping accessories and souvenirs.

 
Picnic Shelter

Available for rent by contacting the park at (705) 756-2746.

 
Visitor Centre

Open daily from June through September

 
Pet Exercise Area

There is a pet exercise area east of the day-use beach. Check the park map for location.

Park Location

Campground Maps (online)

Online Map

Park Maps (pdf)

Park Overview - pdf

Fire Ban

None

There is no fire ban at this time.

Boil Water

No

There is no boil water advisory at this time.

Beach Posting

No

There is no beach posting at this time.

Six Mile Lake Provincial Park

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