Big Gull Lake

Big Gull Lake

Big Gull Lake is located in the southern portion of the North Frontenac Park Lands. It drains through a dam at Gull Creek where it leads into Crotch Lake.  There are 24 campsites on the lake, with 2 boat launches located on both ends of the lake that are maintained by the Township. Campsites within Big Gull Lake are located on its many islands offering secluded solitude and breathtaking sunsets. All sites require watercraft for access.

Big Gull Lake is a bird watchers paradise and renowned as a nesting area for Hawks and Ospreys. Portions of the east and west bays of this roughly 12 mile long lake are lightly populated with seasonal cottages.

Fishing in Big Gull – Here you will find Northern Pike, Walleye, Large-mouth Bass, Small-mouth Bass and Perch.

The Big Gull Loop is an east/west canoe route that links Big Gull Lake with Kashwakamak and Crotch Lakes along the southern portion with the Mississippi River linking Kashwakamak and Crotch  Lakes directly along the northern route. Please visit ‘Discover Frontenac by Paddle’ for more detailed information on paddle routes.

The North Frontenac Parklands Program does not maintain the paddle route, guarantee the source of the map, or the terrain in which the paddle routes are described.


Please Note: Road Permits are not required for Big Gull Lake


Access is provided at the east and west ends, and the south shore of Big Gull lake.  The east access is just off Ardoch Road near Coxvale on Helen Lane. The west access is off of Big Gull Lake Road near Harlowe, at the end of Thompson Road.

Thompson Road Boat Launch

Helen Lane Boat Launch