Explore a Canadian Shield Lake from Sportsman’s Lodge Wilderness Resort

by | Mar 28, 2018 | Big Blog, Fishing and Hunting, Nature and Outdoors | 0 comments

Have you been searching for a wilderness getaway within a few hours’ drive of Toronto? Consider the Sportsman’s Lodge Wilderness Resort, located approximately an hour northeast of Sudbury, Ontario on the shores of beautiful Kukagami Lake. The lodge sits on over 5 acres of land tucked in amongst tall trees sloping down to 1,300 feet of sandy waterfront shoreline.

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Anglers, Paddlers, and Campers Welcome

With a dock for your own boat, along with canoes, kayaks, and fishing boats available to rent, there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy this scenic Canadian Shield lake. Tents and camping equipment are also available for paddlers seeking an off-the-beaten-path backcountry experience.

Popular fish species on Kukagami Lake include smallmouth bass, lake trout, and walleye. The lake offers deep, cool, and clear water that is teeming with baitfish. Additionally there are some portage lakes in the area with access to northern pike and musky fishing for those looking to go on an adventure and take in the pristine backcountry beauty of Northeastern Ontario.

A Multi-Use Wilderness Facility

George Robbins, the owner of Sportsman’s Lodge Wilderness Resort began his journey back in November of 2005 when he purchased the lodge. After several years of searching, he found out about the Sportsman’s Lodge, although at the time it was not actually for sale. Initially he thought the lodge may be a bit larger than what he had in mind, but then realized the potential for more activities, functions, and space for larger groups.

Today in addition to his guests visiting for relaxation or an adventure-filled getaway, George also hosts weddings, corporate events, school board retreats (for both public schools and universities) and more. The lodge operates year-round providing activities for any type of outdoor enthusiast.


The accommodations are rustic with the charm of country living yet modern with the comforts of home. The 3-story Main Lodge is constructed of pine with 13 cozy rooms each with 3-piece bathrooms. There is a common area at the rear of the building overlooking the lake with big plaid comfy couches, satellite television, a kitchen, tables, fridge, and coffee maker.

The 4-story Tower Building also constructed of pine has 12 rooms each with an en suite bathroom. The top floor is a common room for relaxing, visiting, or watching television. In addition to the lodges, there are 4 cottages available with either three or four bedrooms. Each is equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom.

The gorgeous 4,000 square foot dining room is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal with friends and/or family before and after a day spent in the outdoors. Delicious homemade meals are provided for breakfast and dinner with all accommodations. Arrangements can also be made for lunch to be provided. There is a sitting area located on the deck just outside the dining room as well as a patio on the lower level. Both sitting areas overlook Kukagami Lake.

Ways to Experience Wilderness

In addition to fishing being a popular activity at the lodge, other summertime activities include: canoeing, kayaking, ATVing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, snorkeling, waterskiing, and more. George is a wealth of knowledge on the local trails and paddle routes as an avid outdoorsman himself and can provide maps and recommendations to guests.

Although Kukagami Lake is closed during the ice fishing season, George can point guests in the right direction for back lake ice fishing adventures. Lakes are located from within 10 minutes or up to an hour away for those looking to get deeper into the wilderness.

Other winter things to do include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. ATV and snowmobile trails conveniently run right through the Sportsman’s Lodge property. Conveniently, premium ethanol-free fuel is available on-site.

Visit the Sportsman’s Lodge Wilderness Resort for great fishing opportunities, year-round outdoor adventures, comfortable and rustic accommodations, and fantastic food. You’ll love this place – we certainly did!

About Ashley Rae

Ashley Rae is a year-round multi-species angler residing in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). She spends most of her time fishing throughout Southeastern Ontario but also loves traveling to new destinations throughout Canada and beyond. Ashley is a newspaper/magazine columnist, freelance writer, blogger, and occasionally presents seminars at sports shows and events. Ashley began this blog in 2009 to document her adventures on the water.