Wood Lake is one of the 10 largest lakes in Muskoka. It is located about 14 miles east of Hwy#11 at Bracebridge, and just north of Hwy #118. This is one of our favorite medium size lakes, about 2 miles across with good views from most properties. You can look down 20 feet in the lake the water is so clear. The deepest area is about 50 feet but the lake averages between 15-18 feet in depth. The 220 cottagers on the lake enjoy the benefits of a sandy bottom lake and similar shoreline. The terrain is different than the granite shores of most Muskoka lakes. There is more soil and the tree structure around the lake is taller and healthier than in the rocky lakes further west. There are a couple of islands on the lake, the largest being MacBeth Island where about 12 cottage families reside in the summer.
Wood Lake has a strong pickerel fishery and Largemouth or Smallmouth bass are the next best catch of the day. There are also brown catfish, sunfish, yellow perch and white suckers in the lake. A dam at the north end controls the level of the lake as water flows into the lake from Bird Lake and over the dam to the Muskoka River. This is a great area to walk in the bush because there is an entire cross section of Ontario’s mammals, from Moose to Pine Martin and the woods are as good as you will find anywhere. Canoeing on the lake and up the river is a good afternoon trip. In winter, the snowmobile trails are easily accessible and ice fishing is good. The cottagers association is strong and active.
The price of cottages in 2020 on the lake varied between $500,000.00 and $1,700,000.00 with the average in the $600,000.00 range and most are accessible year round. Prices on Macbeth Island varied between $360,000 and $490,000. in 2020. We love selling cottages on this lake because everyone is always happy they made the decision to locate here. For properties for sale on this lake today, call Muskoka Real Estate Services at 705-687-7777.