Cooper Lake, Lake of Bays

Cooper Lake is a smaller lake located within the Township of Lake of Bays (in Dwight), in the District of Muskoka.  With a fair bit of crown land wrapped along its shores, and minimal full time residents, with slightly more seasonal residents, the Lake is a relatively unknown gem tucked away in Ontario’s cottage country.

The lake has a 3 kilometer shoreline, and

Cooper Lake, Lake of Bays

is home to one island, from which a rocky & sandy sand bar stretched out to the south.  The maximum depth found in the lake is 12 meters. There is not a public boat launch on the lake.

Cooper lake has a non-active Lake Association representing the residents and cottagers alike. There is a motor restriction on the lake, making it a quiet and peaceful retreat.  Perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and even for smaller wind surfers, the lake tends to be well used.

Fishing on the lake is said to be good, with the major fish species found being smallmouth bass, yellow perch, & brook trout.

Wildlife on the lake is abundant. Enjoy the spring peepers, or the calls of the bullfrog on a warm summers night.  Hear the call of the loons, or enjoy the blue jays, cardinals and other song birds. With one home reporting up to 8 hummingbirds at their feeders, it is a great place to relax and take in the beauty of nature.

Cooper Lake is within walking distance of the Dwight Market, bakeries, the public beach on Lake of Bays, and the library.  It is approximately 20 minutes to the gates of Algonquin Provincial Park, and about 20 minutes into the town of Huntsville.  Roads around the Lake are a combination of municiple and private or right of ways.  Though there are no big boats on Cooper lake, it is only a 2 minute drive to the public boat launch at Dwight Beach, where one can launch their boat and take advantage of the second largest lake in the Muskoka watershed.

Cottages and homes for sale on Cooper Lake rarely come up. Buyers interested in purchasing a slice of heaven on this lake should be prepared to act quickly.

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Cooper Lake, Muskoka