You’ve heard the fishing tale about the one that got away.
Truth is, it probably came from Rufus Lake.
Rufus Lake Fishing
Opasitaka Lake Complex

Big fish come out of the legendary Opasatika Lake system. Big pike, big walleye/pickerel, as well as perch, white fish and catfish. The system itself is about 62 km long, with more than 400 km of shoreline full of untouched bays and inlets. If you’re looking for a big, affordable fishing adventure for you and your buddies or the whole family, this is it.

Not enough for you? Sure thing. Just 32 km away from Rufus Lake is the Missinaibi River, home of some of the sweetest bass fishing in the Great Ontario North. Come drop a line in.

Bear Hunt

More than 300,000 acres of Crown Land. And lots of bears.
Rufus Lake Bear Hunt
Official bear hunting dates!

Spring: May 25 – June 15
Autumn: August 31 – September 28

Bear-hunting terrain

As far as the eye can see – and then way, way beyond that – is our Crown Land bear management area. It’s big. We’re talking 1225 sq km of wild bush (or 302,704 acres).

Set up your base at Rufus Lake before heading out on the kind of adventure you’ll want to write home about. Despite our remote location, there’s drive in access, a refrigeration building and freezers for your game and even a spot to hook into the internet to see how the world out there is coping without you.

Between days in bush, we also have boats and motors for some of the best fishing in Northern Ontario. (No exaggeration, ask anyone!)

We also offer guided hunting packages.

Moose Hunt

The best terrain for moose hunting around.
Rufus Lake Moose Hunt
Exceptional habitat

There’s only one thing you need to know about Wildlife Management Unit 23 (MWU23): it’s home to the most moose-friendly terrain imaginable.

Logging for nearby paper mills hundreds of kilometres in access roads, as well as plenty of fresh cut areas for new growth. There are also endless mature stands of trees and muskeg bogs around lakes and streams where moose can be found.

Validation tags and accommodation packages

Whether you’re looking for the whole package, including accommodation and adult validation tags, or just a great location with comfortable, pristine cabins to use as your base, Rufus Lake is ready to welcome you.

Grouse & Duck

Look up. Look way up – there’s your next hunting adventure.
Rufus Lake Grouse
Ideal hunting terrain

Rufus Lake is surrounded by a vast network of logging roads and access trails running through wild rice marshes and remote, small lakes that are the ideal habitat for ducks, geese and grouse.

Make your base in our comfortable, pristine cabins and set out for a day of exploring the great Canadian wilderness as you hunt. Between the incredible natural environment and the endless possibilities for finding game, your next adventure awaits at Rufus Lake.

Rufus Lake Accomodations

Rufus Lake may be remote, but we are renowned for our clean, comfortable and pristine accommodation. Our furnished cabins can accommodate several individuals or a family. We also offer internet and a clean and well-maintained shower block.

Rufus Lake Fishing Boats
Boat and motor rentals

Our facility can accommodate your boat or we can offer you a selection of boats and motors for rent. We also have a hut for cleaning your catch.

Rufus Lake Outdoors
Outdoor activities

When you’re not hunting, fishing or sitting around the campfire, there’s still plenty to do. Bring your own ATV and explore the regions logging roads or glide quietly along the calm waters of Opasitaka Lake in your own canoe.

Ministry of Natural Resources

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Contact Us

Remember, although we are located in a remote area of North Eastern Ontario, we are easily accessible by road.