The Experience Begins....

As you leave Hwy. 64 and travel 3 miles to the end of the road, you will begin a truly northern experience. When you arrive you will find 8 well appointed, pine decorated cottages encircling a quiet bay Island Lake (Thistle Lake), part of the Temagami Waterway System. After you have settled in, let us take you on a tour of beautiful Island Lake. We will point out the best fishing spots and recommend tackle and technique. Secluded sandy beaches, waterfalls and our own hidden bay will beckon you. Back at camp, relax at the water's edge and view the glorious sunsets from your screened-in porch. When the evening turns cold, gather around the woodstove, enjoy a game of cards or open a good book.


Enjoy a swim, hike or lounge on a sandy beach. Fish the river with a guide. Canoe or paddle boat the pristine waters. Watch for moose, bear, fox, beaver, wolf and countless birds. Listen to the loons call. Watch the Northern Lights dance.

Fine Fishing and Hunting

From mid May to mid October, our guests enjoy some of the finest fishing and hunting Northern Ontario can offer. A wide variety of fish are available in these waters...Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Whitefish and Perch.

There is abundant game in our surrounding forest...Bear, Moose, Ruffed Grouse and Ducks.

We offer completely guided Moose Hunts, as well as Fall Bear Hunts. Our Grouse/Duck Package or Grouse/Fishing Package is a favorite of our many repeat guests.



What We Deliver In All Plans

  • comfortable fully equipped cottages with 3 piece washrooms
  • separate bedrooms with double and/or single beds in all cottages
  • all linens (except personal towels)
  • electricity in cottages during evening hours
  • 16' and 18' steel boats with new or late model outboard motors
  • fish finders
  • swivel fold-down padded boat seats
  • safety cushions, paddles, landing net, anchor and minnow bucket
  • gas, minnows and worms
  • ice and freezer space
  • battery charging
  • firewood
  • guided tour and map of lake
  • screened-in porches
  • only Outfitter on lake



About Us

Island Lake Lodge was established in 1946 by Harry Morel, who recognized Island Lake as a ideal location for a Tourist Lodge. Excellent fishing and hunting was the order of the day.

Bob Carswell carried on the tradition for 19 years. Today many guests remember the Carswell years with great fondness.

For 3 years, Gerry and Jeanne Ouelette operated Island Lake Lodge.

Gord and Ellie Mitchell & family began in 1976 and are still here today as owners/operators. Every year, upgrading and improvements have helped make I.L.C. a comfortable modern facility, still retaining the remote wilderness setting.

Island Lake was and remains today a limited access lake offering excellent fishing and hunting opportunities.

We are the only Outfitters on the Lake. Our goal is to provide our guests with comfortable, clean and private accommodations. A truly wonderful outdoor experience is what we strive to achieve for our guests.

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From Paul, Lou, Sam & Jeff

Anticipations’ getting high
The time is drawing near
To pack our bags
And load the car
It is that time of year
Just a few more sleepless nights
A few more days of work
Then once again
We four friends
Go where the big ones lurk
We’ll set out at the crack of dawn
And let the road unwind
We’re headed north
To Island Lake
The city left behind
We’ve planned out every detail
We won’t forget a thing
New rods and reels
And tackle boxes
Brimming with new bling
We have no use for cell phones
Our wives won’t get no gifts
We’ll only get Just one small bar
While trolling at the Swifts
So leave us be for just one week
Good fortune let us take
For once again
We four friends
Are on Island Lake

For Ellie…

The Lodge
Our New Recreational Facility
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Your hosts Ellie & Gord Mitchell

Island Lake Lodge
Box 27
Field, Ontario P0H 1M0
Jan-April (705)-495-9252
Toll Free:  1-888-809-9993

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