Blue Lake Provincial Park – Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard

⚠️ Don’t forget to check Blue Lake park alerts before traveling. Advisories include boil water advisories, fire bans, beach conditions and a whole lot more useful information that might impact your visit.

Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park, it is one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and will continue in 2022.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.

Facebook and Website Links

Blue Lake Provincial Park website
Blue Lake Provincial Park official Facebook page

Contact Information

Phone: [Summer – (807) 227-2601], [Winter – (807) 223-7535]
Address: Box 730, 479 Government Street, Dryden, ON, P8N 2Z4
Opening and Closing: May 20, 2022 to September 18, 2022
Blue Lake Gatehouse: Latitude: 49.904122, Longitude: -93.469178

If you’re looking for information about camping or hiking at this park, we have more information on our partner website – Blue Lake

Canoe & Kayak

A perfect way to spend an afternoon or try something new this summer, take up Canoeing on Blue Lake Provincial Park’s west side, where it borders Ontario’s Algonquin Nation territory of840 square kilometers with its many interconnected rivers that cut deep into the Canadian Shield – which makes up most everything around us including mountains, forests…even farmlands. You’ll find no shortage of things Do-between hiking trails leading off from this beautiful glacial-fed lake!

Paddle Safely

  1. Plan ahead and check with the park for any specific knowledge you’ll need.
  2. Be weather aware before and during your adventure, no matter how short.
  3. Have a plan, and make sure people know where you are going and when you’ll be back.
  4. Avoid traveling alone, especially if you’re a novice.
  5. Wear your Personal Flotation Device (PFD), don’t just carry it.
  6. Attach a good quality whistle to your PFD (no little balls/peas).
  7. Carry a cell phone or radio (in a waterproof bag that floats).
  8. Carry safety equipment kit, including buoyant towline, bailer, and waterproof flashlight.
  9. Recommended are change of clothing/waterproof clothing in a dry sack.

Canoe & Kayak Rental

Canoes and kayaks are available for rent. Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are also available on loan with a $25 refundable deposit.

Where to Launch

A boat launch is located at the north end of the beach and a dock is available for your convenience.

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