Lake Nipissing - Ontario's Year Round Playground

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Location, Location, Location 

Lake Nipissing is located between the Ottawa River and Georgian Bay in the Canadian province of Ontario and with a surface area of almost 880 km sq is the fifth largest lake in Ontario. Lake Nipissing has many islands and hosts its largest population in the city of North Bay.

Because Lake Nipissing contains over 40 different fish species, it has slowly emerged as a major fishing attraction for tourists and fishermen alike from both sides of the Canadian and American border. Its most popular fish in Lake Nipissing is the Walleye, also called the Pickerel and there are numerous organizations in existence along the shores of the lake which engaged in special projects to enhance the natural population of the Walleye although there are numerous other fish species namely the pike, smallmouth bass, perch and the muskellunge all of which contribute to the allure of fishing at Lake Nipissing.

Angling Headquarters 

Lake Nipissing is considered the fishing mecca of Ontario with thousands flocking in every year to enjoy active winter ice fishing. The lake also has the full backing of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources which closely monitors fish populations and regulates catch and release guidelines.

Lake Nipissing has over 2000 ice fishing huts complete with stoves and bunks. Others have all the comforts and amenities of a home catering to ice fishermen who sometimes spend an entire weekend or more fishing.
There are many lodges on Lake Nipissing. Many full service fishing lodges offer full amenities for vacationing families and individuals, playgrounds, swimming, ice fishing, boat and motor rentals, horse-riding and more. Below is a summary of the major lodges on Lake Nipissing:

Something for Everyone

Combined, these lodges offer a diverse range of amenities which include swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, horse-riding, volleyball, badminton and hiking. Additionally campers can feel right at home with barbequing, outdoor cooking and even great evening campfires. Below is a summary of what you can expect at the major lodges on Lake Nipissing.

•    Amateur swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing
•    Horse-riding
•    volleyball, badminton
•    weekly games night at the lodge during the summer months
•    Camp life – barbecue, cooking and you fun
•    great evening campfires
•    great country roads for walking or jogging
•    ice fishing
•    snowmobiling
•    snow shoeing

Play and Relax

Discover a great year round playground in the Lake Nipissing Area of Ontario. Not only does it provide great angling but is a great place to take the rest of the family. Enjoy the beauty of Ontario’s four seasons with exceptional outdoor activities for the seasoned fisherman as well as Mom and the kids.

This article was written by the
contributing staff of OFT and its
group of amateur and pro Ontario anglers.

Copyright 2007. Ontario Fish Trips.
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