Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge and Wildlands Escape – For Sale

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge and Wildlands Escape – For Sale

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Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge

Sleeps 10-25, Great Bass Fishing, Corporate Retreat On Crooked Lake, Secluded In Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park, Boats Provided, Great Swimming, Linens And Towels Provided, Pet Friendly

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is a Historic Corporate Retreat, close to Toronto, yet a true, one of a kind, off-the-grid wilderness destination of serene tranquility in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. You have to experience it to truly appreciate how exquisitely magical it is!

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is a true off-the-grid wilderness destination. It is ideal for groups of outdoorsmen, fishermen, eco-tourists, family and class reunions, bachelor and bachelorette get-togethers, art, photography, writing and those seeking private exclusive escapes.

Unspoiled Crooked Lake is a bass fisherman’s dream nestled deep within Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. The QEW Park is an 82,793 acre (33,505 hectare) natural environment class park, just southeast of Muskoka, within the City of Kawartha Lakes. It is one of the most diverse and least disturbed natural areas found in Central Ontario. Isolated on a peninsula in Crooked Lake, with only boat and air access, Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge’s many choices of activities culminate in an outdoor experience unmatched within such a short distance of Toronto. Crooked Lake, where escaping to your heaven on earth wilderness, at your own pace, is the only priority.

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge as seen on The New Fly Fisher Television Show

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Town: Norland (10 km)
Nearest City: Orillia (60 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (2 hrs)
Nearest Hospital: Minden (35 km)
Body of Water: Crooked Lake
Ski Area: Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride, Minden (63 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Our boathouse at Fishog Lake
Nearest Marina: Norland (10 km)
Nearest Golf Course: The Links at Monck’s Landing Golf Club (6.4 km)
Nearest Beach: Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge
Note: Excellent swimming from docks at Crooked Lake Lodge with swim ladder on dock for access, and also a small, very shallow beach for wading in with sand, becoming mud to rock bottom, as you wade out.


The High House has six comfortable, private lake view guestrooms with private entrances. The cozy bedrooms are tidily appointed with full beds, and spare cots available for each room, as well as private ensuite bathrooms.

  • 6 individual motel type units: A, B, C, D, E, F
  • Each with a double bed, a single hotel style adult cot, dresser, table, 2 chairs and a 3 pc bathroom (sink, toilet, shower)
  • Lake view on two sides

The Historic Stone House offers a truly unique, nostalgic adventure, sleeping up to 10 people on three levels, bunkhouse style. It is ideal for youth, or the young at heart, who yearn for a simpler time, or want to engage with friends and/or family in a rustic relaxed party house.

  • Main floor and two loft levels of bunkhouse-style accommodations
  • Upper loft: 4-6 hotel style adult cots
  • Intermediate loft: 2 camping style adult cots
  • Main level: 2-4 adult cots, plus coffee table and chairs
  • 3 pc bathroom (sink, shower, toilet)

The Main Lodge boasts a commercial propane kitchen, friendly dining room and cell phone lounge, as well as a sunrise dining deck overlooking the captivating Crooked Lake. Also, there are two staff rooms for caretakers with private 4 pc baths and private decks and entrances that are usually reserved for staff.

  • Double bed and air-mattress frame/raised double bed with 4 pc bathroom (double sinks, shower, toilet)
  • Owners/staff private room with private back entrance off a private deck, private 4 pc bathroom, queen bed and cot (usually reserved for lodge staff/owners)

The Card House Bar and Games Room features a cozy gas fireplace, wet bar, water cooler, ice machine, beverage fridges, flat screen TV/DVD player, CD player, dart set, karaoke machine, board games, cards, magnificent vistas to enjoy, and spacious sunset deck.

Other Buildings

Kitchen with 6 burner propane Garland Range, grill, double ovens, 2 electric toasters, large refrigerator, freezer, microwave, double commercial coffee maker and a warmer, blender, egg beater, pots, pans, utensils, cutlery and table settings.

Dining room with tables and chairs, and adjacent sunrise dining deck, radio, cell phone/reading lounge with cell phone booster.

Multiple large decks and docks with tables, umbrellas, chairs and lounge chairs.

Boat house – lifejackets, paddles, extra fishing gear

Generator house – quiet generator and back-up generator for powering the lodge


Note: Even though all the water is filtered and a UV system is used, the water cooler water is from the water depot, and water in jugs are provided for safe potable water, and we recommend that you please use these.


The only residence to be seen on Crooked Lake, Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge offers its guests an unspoiled wilderness setting only two hours north of Toronto. Beautiful untouched wilderness at every turn!

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge offers:

  • Unlimited catch and release large and small mouth bass fishing
  • Scenic water transportation from Norland boathouse on Fishog Lake to and from the lodge
  • Boat and motor, one tank of gas, free use of canoes, sporting equipment and all public facilities
  • Towels and linens
  • Golf clubs and plastic golf balls
  • Hammock
  • Inner tube


World Class Bass Fishing

Feel the exhilaration of a large or smallmouth bass on the end of your line.

Crooked Lake was stocked with largemouth bass decades ago and has very little fishing pressure as we practice catch and release; therefore, the abundant bass have reached record weights in Crooked Lake, with tournament size fish up to 7 pounds having been caught.

  • Largemouth bass is one of the most aggressive fighting fish in the world and will give any fisherman a challenge. The perfect spot for your own private fishing tournament!
  • Smallmouth bass is also plentiful and, pound for pound, one of the toughest fighting fish. Travel the length of Crooked Lake and find the perfect spot to enjoy the thrill of bass fishing.
  • With the exception of some shore lunch or menu items, the Lodge adheres to a policy of catch and release.
  • Perfect as well for children, and non-fishermen learning to fish, as there is constant action, with a bite at almost every cast. Putting worms on and taking fish off hooks, can be a constant exciting pastime, even from the docks. Great entertainment for families and groups who enjoy the wild side of nature!

Breathtaking Photography

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is in the heart of the 35,500 hectare Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands, one of the most diverse and least disturbed natural areas found in Central Ontario. Containing more than 50 landform vegetation patterns, these wildlands have limited or no recent history of logging. The spectacular Canadian Shield with low-rolling topography, rocky outcrops, and treed natural shorelines are reminiscent of Group of Seven paintings. As well, there is abundant avian and wildlife, making it a photographer’s heaven.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Explore the scenic wonder of the Canadian wilderness by canoe or kayak. Paddle the 3 km length of Crooked Lake, explore the bays and fishing holes, or venture to nearby lakes and waterways on miles of marked Canoe Routes.

Wilderness Hiking

True wilderness hiking experiences are abundant around Crooked Lake. You can paddle across the lake and climb Blueberry Hill, pick blueberries in season and walk for many kilometres on top of the hills of the Canadian Shield, enjoying spectacular views of Crooked Lake and the surrounding wildlands. For the dedicated hiker, Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is within a few kilometers of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail – 500 km of fabulous wilderness hiking. If you plan on hiking, be sure to bring appropriate gear and supplies. As we are nestled in the wilderness, wildlife could be just around the corner – deer, moose, beaver, great blue heron and possibly even a bear. Come prepared to ensure a great hike!

Rock Climbing

On Crooked Lake, you’ll find a new climb around every corner. Rock outcrops abound and the challenges are endless. Be sure to bring your own gear! For the less adventurous, a moderate climb on the path up Blueberry Hill will provide excellent vistas and photo opportunities.

Ultimate Relaxation

Fish, canoe, hike, rock climb, revitalize, socialize, take pictures, or do absolutely nothing. Spend evenings around the fire, roasting marshmallows, telling fish tales, playing games or making music. Crooked Lake is ideal for a cool dip, water play, or a long swim. Whether you seek privacy or company, at Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge, there are several decks to sunbathe, read a book, chill, or socialize.

Skiing: Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride, Haliburton (72 km, 58 min)

Golfing: The Links at Monck’s Landing Golf Club (6.4 km, 9 min)

Biking: cycle on Fishog Trail and over 10 km of local cottage roads

Birding: find a wide range of birds from hummingbirds, blue birds, cardinals, northern orioles, pileated woodpeckers, hawks, osprey and owls. Relax to the call of the loon.


  • Canoe and kayak are available
  • Personal floatation devices (PFDs) are available, though we recommend you bring your own comfortable and properly fitting PFDs
  • Boat launch and dock are available for use (at your own risk), and there is plenty of room for boat trailer parking
  • 14′ Aluminum Boat with 9.9 HP Motor – $320/week + fuel
  • A & D Paintball, Coboconk (15 km, 15 min) (705-454-3762)
  • Nearest Marina: Norland Marine (10km) Contact: Steve and Linda Sutton (705-454-3233)

Nearest Beaches:

  • Head Lake Beach, 2700 Monck Rd (7 km)
  • public sandy beach, Norland Beach (10 km)
  • large sand beach, Balsam Lake Provincial Park (22 km)

Canada’s Fresh Water Summit Coboconk

Canada’s Smallest Jail Coboconk

Casino Rama, 5899 Rama Rd. Rama (55km, 43 min)

Coboconk Go-Karts, Coboconk (705-454-9368)

Farmer’s Market, Kinmount (25 km) – Saturdays 9 – 2 pm

Fishing: fish for trophy-sized walleye, muskellunge, largemouth and smallmouth bass on Fishog Lake and Head Lake

Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve, Haliburton 1-800-631-2198

Haliburton Forest features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, the Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour,  mountain biking,  hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, and an array of group experiences. (78 km, 1 hr)

Highlands Cinema, Kinmount (25 km, 24 min) – a “MUST SEE”, not your average movie theatre

Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park – contains numerous outdoor recreation opportunities including 6 major canoe routes, the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Wilderness Section and a vast network of rugged ATV trails

Rockliffe Tavern, Minden(33 km) – established 1890, world famous

Wildlands Escape

Sleeps 5, 33’ Citation Trailer With 2 Pop Outs And Sliding Glass Door To 32’ X 8’ Deck, Septic System, Beautiful Waterfront Views, Fantastic Fishing, Excellent Swimming Spots Nearby By Boat Or Canoe, Child/Elderly Friendly, Level Lot, Private Gated Road, Large Deck, Private Dock And Boat Ramp, Pet Friendly

Fisherman and outdoor lover’s paradise next to Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park. Enjoy the privacy with off the grid, solar powered General Coach Citation Trailer situated on a level peninsula. It sits on 5 acres of mature pine, maple and mixed bush with scenic waterfront on 3 sides. Lots of room for camping or to bring extra self-sufficient motor homes. Kayak and canoe adventurist’s heaven just a short paddle to pristine Fishog Lake which has excellent swimming spots and fantastic fishing. There is also easy direct access to Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park with miles of well-marked canoe routes to a multitude of nearby lakes and rivers. Watch for wildlife including river otters aka fishogs. Located close to The Links at Monck’s Landing Golf Club on Hilton Point Road and the famous restaurant Riverside Inn in Norland. All amenities are within 10-20 min from the cottage including groceries, beer store, hardware, pizza, subs, paintball, horseback riding and go-karting.

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Town: Norland (10 km)
Nearest City: Orillia (60 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (Hwy 404 and Hwy 401 – 154 km)
Nearest Hospital: Minden (35 km)
Body of Water: Fishog Lake
Ski Area: Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride, Haliburton (72 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: On site – use at own risk
Nearest Marina: Norland Marine (10 km)
Nearest Beaches: Fishog Lake has numerous beaches including Swim Rock and Head Lake Beach (7 km)
Nearest Golf: The Links at Monck’s Landing Golf Club (6.4 km)


The trailer has 1 private bedroom with a double bed and 2 other sleeping areas with a double pull-out bed and a twin bed. Sleeps up to 5, unless you want to squish in more or have tents. You could bring a mobile home. Bathroom has washbasin, toilet, and tub/shower. Kitchen has double sink, fridge, propane stove, oven, coffee maker, toaster, blender, basic dishware for 6, pots and utensils.

Private bedroom: double bed

Sleeping Area #1: pull-out double

Sleeping Area #2: twin bed

1 Bathroom: 1 x 4 pc (washbasin, toilet, tub, shower)

Cottage water: not potable – use bottled water only for drinking

Indoor entertainment: board games, books, cards, puzzles, DVD movies/player, satellite TV and stereo music player


Spacious deck with patio furniture and propane BBQ. Outdoor fire pit. Lots of secure parking. Private dock and boat ramp. Off the grid solar powered with back-up generator. Lots of room for camping, or to bring extra motor homes. River otters aka fishogs, wildlife, excellent fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Excellent swimming spots nearby by boat or canoe on pristine Fishog Lake marked by the granite that comprises the Canadian Shield with cedars and pines everywhere that are reminiscent of Group of Seven paintings.

Large and small mouth bass, walleye/pickerel, muskie, perch in Fishog Lake

Flat lot, no lifeguards, a few steps up to deck

Dock: 4’ X 30’ – water 3’ deep at end

Waterfront:  800 feet

The bays are weedy, the lake has numerous weed-free swimming areas

Gravel to muddy walk-in entry – weedy in bays

Water shoes are always a safe recommendation

Cottage located on peninsula so faces east, north and west