White Lake offers a wide range of camping experiences to appeal to all visitors. Car camping is offered in three campgrounds. Campsites are available for all types of camping equipment. Both electrical and non-electrical sites are available.
White Lake also has a group camping area and a seasonal campsite leasing program.
One group site is available and can accommodate 50-60 people. Though isolated, the site has vault toilets and water taps on site and is a five minute drive to the comfort station. The site has its own beach is adjacent to the amphitheatre, Deer Lake nature trail and Deer Lake. The site is open to both adult and youth groups; though youth groups have priority over adult groups. Reservations are taken during the regular season by calling (807) 822-2447
White Lake is one of the largest lakes in the area and is known for its excellent Walleye fishing.
White Lake has many opportunities for other recreational activities such as water skiing, boating, canoeing and kayaking, or hiking one of our three trails.
If you prefer a more relaxed environment just head to the main beach to swim or wade in our warm, shallow waters, build a sand castle or just sit back and watch the day unfold.
The park’s Natural Heritage Education programs include children’s interactive programs, evening programs and special events, and provide park visitors with opportunities to discover the park’s rich history such as Voyageurs, log drives on the White River and boreal forest wildlife.
Deer Lake Trail: 2.5 km (1-1.5 hours) with a shorter 1.5km loop, easy.
Take this self-guided trail to birdwatch, enjoy the sunset and see nature’s greatest engineer, the beaver, at work. The Deer Lake Trail provides ample opportunities for viewing birds and wetland wildlife as it winds through the boreal forest skirting the shores of Deer Lake and a beaver marsh. Located near the Deer Lake trailhead is a viewing platform which is great place to view a sunset, cast a line or just watch nature at its best.
Tiny Bog: 4.5 km (2-2.5 hours), moderate
The trail loops around two large beaver ponds and then climbs a sandy ridge of Jack Pines before arriving at the bog. A boardwalk crosses the bog where insect-eating plants such as Sundew and Pitcher Plant grow in a carpet of floating Sphagnum Moss. You’ll find a viewing platform at the bog and benches along the trail.
Clearwater Lake Trail: 2 km return, linear trail, easy
This trail leads through a pine forest to the spring-fed Clearwater Lake. Go for a swim, sit back and relax or explore this quiet lake by canoe.
Fitness Trail: 500 m
Eight exercise stations make this campground trail ideal for a quick workout. It is also a great place to go for an evening stroll after dinner.
Park visitors can paddle and explore the bays and marshes of White Lake or enjoy a leisurely paddle on Deer Lake or Clearwater Lakes located within the park boundary. There are some short overnight canoe trips in the local area. Canoes are available for rent at the park.
There are two beaches for swimming. The main beach is located in the day-use area and the second beach is located in Sundew Campground. Both beaches are marked with swimming area buoys and have gradual drop-offs. The day-use beach is approximately 200 m of fine sand. With warm, shallow waters it is ideal for family swimming and water sports. Please note there are no lifeguards posted at the beaches and pets are not permitted in the swimming area. Alcohol is prohibited in the day-use area.
White Lake is a very large lake and motorboats are an ideal way to explore it. The lake is nearly 20 km (7- 10 miles) long. The many bays at the north end of the lake are an ideal location to fish, especially if you have a large boat. The south end is narrower and suitable for smaller boats, water skiing and canoeing. Power boats are not allowed on Deer Lake or Clearwater Lake.
White Lake offers good fishing opportunities. The main species that attract anglers are Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Whitefish and Yellow Perch. Deer Lake also has small populations of Northern Pike and Walleye. Clearwater Lake is occasionally stocked with Brook Trout.
Special fishing regulations apply to White Lake: A catch limit of four Walleye with a split size of three fish under 46 cm (18.1”) and one fish over 46cm (18.1) has been implemented. Fish sanctuaries operate from March 15 to June 15. For additional information please refer to the Provincial Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.
A fish cleaning station with power and lights, a cold beverage machine, paved boat launch (lit at night) and a dock for boat launching provides anglers with services to enhance their fishing opportunities.
Visitors can cycle on all the park roads. There are no designated bicycle trails but there are opportunities adjacent to the park. White Lake rents adult mountain bikes, (helmets are not provided). Note. Cycling is not allowed on any of the trails within the park.
Park naturalists offer guided hikes, guest speakers, audio-visual presentations and campfire programs throughout the summer. Learn all about the boreal forest, local logging history, the fur trade, First Nations and the rich cultural history of the area.
Spring migrants pass through the park, including warblers, thrushes, shorebirds, loons and kestrels. During the summer season many varieties of songbirds, ducks, Great Blue Herons, eagles, kingfishers and warblers can be found nesting in the park’s expanse of boreal forest.
The park gate is closed, but visitors can ski or snowshoe at their leisure if they want to enjoy a winter wonderland.
Enjoy camping on the shores of beautiful White Lake. The park offers a comfort station with showers, laundry facilities and flush toilets, located in Moccasin Flower Campground.
Hike on Tiny Bog Trail to view insect-eating plants like Sundew and Pitcher Plant. View sunsets over Deer Lake from the viewing platform or just explore the inlets, bays and wetlands of White Lake by canoe or kayak. The lake can provide days of shoreline exploration.
The park also offers a wide range of equipment for rent.
White Lake currently has one comfort station located in Moccasin Flower Campground. It has flush toilets, sinks, showers, laundry facilities (two washers, four dryers and laundry soap dispenser that are all coin operated). A cold beverage vending machine is also located here.
Flush toilets are available at the Moccasin Flower Campground comfort station.
Barrier-free toilets and sinks are located in the Moccasin Flower Campground comfort station.
White Lake’s large day-use area includes a modern playground, sandy beach, picnic tables, a volleyball area, small play field, canoes for rent and horseshoe pits.
Laundry facilities are available at the Moccasin Flower Campground comfort station.
There is a paved boat launch and a small dock for boat launching in the day-use area.
The park rents canoes, adult mountain bikes, tents, fishing equipment, and trailer storage can be arranged.
At the Gatehouse, you may rent canoes and bicycles or purchase Ontario Parks merchandise, firewood, ice, and cold beverages. A pay phone is conveniently located there as well.
Basic groceries, camping supplies, licences, bait and gas can be obtained within eight kilometres of the park.
Bilingual staff (French/English) are available to respond to questions.
Close to the campground, pets are allowed to swim at the boat launch in the day-use area. Another pet swimming area is located down the park road to Clearwater Lake, just past the Tiny Bog trailhead. This section of road is also the place to walk your pet off leash. Other than these areas, pets must be on a leash at all times. Please remember to always clean up after your pet.
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White Lake Provincial Park