MCDONALD LAKE

N 44°55.335’ W 079°46.848’
44.92225 -79.78080


A small lake I never would have found if I hadn’t been exploring. A small parking lot leads to a canoe launch on this lake. I only discovered it in passing, and a search does show it as part of the McCrae lake conservation area. There are none of those pesky no overnight camping or parking signs, and the lake is frequently used by crown land campers (bracebridgerealty.ca) on their way to McCrae Lake (also Crown Land same source). Personally, I only stopped in on my return trip to Toronto, but in all my journeys through this is my favourite candidate in the Muskoka area. So far the rest of the area has been private property, municipal beaches and mediocre spots to spend a night but not really camp. I’ve clocked this location in the hopes of taking the time to explore it further in the coming years but I’m sharing it here optimistically. It also has Pike, Bass, Brown Bullhead and Pumpkin Seed Fish for the sportsman although the proximity to Georgian Bay suggests even more species may call the lake home. More to come later I guess.