Georgian Bay at its finest
· Getting there
Upon you arrival at the parking site, Chris (owner of Key Harbour) already has your boats waiting for you. Once loaded, its a 40 minute boat ride up the Key River to the lodge. This ride goes by fast as you take in the scenery of the rocky terrain, steep hillsides, and only wets your appetite to start fishing.
The fishing can only be described as awesome! The Georgian Bay is made up of rugged bedrock and surrounded by White Pine forests, and hosts a serious of hidden bays, deep channels, islands, steep ledges, and grassy flats. All of these characteristics make it the perfect location for fishing any large sport fish. Whether you want to catch Northern Pike, Muskie, Walleye, or Small Mouth, this area has it all. Heck, the only thing I have not caught yet is Bigfoot!
If you are looking for a Sandals Resort, this is not the place for you. besides, most of your time is spent outdoors, on the water fishing or hunting. The cottages/cabins are what you should expect. Perfect for a getaway with all the features you need for your trip (showers, lots of bedrooms, plenty of fridge space, outdoor grilling area, bait/tackle shop, fire pit, porch area). Chris (the owner) does a great job of helping you unload your boats of supplies and having the cabins setup prior to your arrival. The only thing you need to do is concentrate on fishing and relaxing.
o Many of the visitors to Key Harbour have been coming here for years and over different generations. The reason for that is the people, the hospitality, the fishing, and the opportunity to enjoy nature and its true beauty. I have had some of the best memories in my life while staying at the Key Harbour Lodge. Nothing is better than bonding with friends and families, catching fish, and telling stories around the fire.
o Key Harbour offers a perfect getaway from the reality of life and an escape from the busy city life.
o Key Harbour Lodge has everything you need to make every day a success . Boats are always gassed up and ready to go every morning. So convenient to stop in at the on-site tackle shop if you need any new weapons for the day. After a day on the water, the extra shower house so that all can shower without wait after a day on the water is prime. The fish cleaning hut with running water for fileting your catch is nice. Each house has its own grill for cooking dinner. And the fire pit to relax next too sharing/ talking fish stories of the day completes a perfect day.
o Based on our years of returning to Key Harbour Lodge, the formula is simple. Great location at the mouth of the river and bay, comfortable/flexible accommodations, and great fishing comparable to many fly ins. A winning combination.
My fishing group has been coming to the Lodge for many years for the week of May 24th. Our hosts, Carol & Chris Dawson have ensured that all of our requirements are met. Staying there is one of the highlights of my summers on the Key River
Joe Docherty aka "Doc"
Just another day on the “Key”
Our group has been going up to the “Key” for around 30 years now and even though we get older, new memories are made every year. Chris and Carol have done an excellent job since buying the resort from Cy. They make sure that your stay is a pleasant one and…oh ya… the fishing is great. Looking for a fishing trip to fill your freezer and your belly? Check them out. You won’t be disappointed.
Key Harbour Lodge is a great destination. The accommodations are excellent. The fishing is great for Walleye, Bass, and Pike. The boats and motors are always in very good shape and the staff is first class. I would highly recommended this camp to anyone!
“Set at the mouth of Key River this Fishing/ Hunting Camp has a beautiful landscape overlooking Georgian Bay. Not too far from the smoke and not too close, is perfect for that near north experience one can afford.
I look forward to my yearly visit with great anticipation until the next.
The fishing is fantastic with no limit to how far you can travel in any direction.
Pickerel River, The French, The Bustards, Point Au Baril..all within reach.
Kayaking, cruising, hunting, exploring, photography. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts! If the Bays too wicked, there’s Key River for protection so you can always get out.
The owner, Chris (and crew) make you more than feel welcome and cater to the needs of his guests with enthusiasm and care.
The cabins are basic but comfortable and well appointed with all necessary housekeeping equipment required.
There’s nothing negative I can say about this property and the environment still beautiful, Georgian Bay at it’s finest.”
Great trip, great host. Thanks will send some pictures!
Bill Ribble Burlington, Ontario
Everything was fantastic, see you next spring.
Dean Martin Dorchester, Ontario
Great Place! Very relaxing place to come fishing. Thanks for everything. Hope to see you this fall.