Astotin Lake offers a peaceful lakeside setting for your next picnic or family outing. The Astotin Lake area of Elk Island National Park has picnic shelters and tables, fire pits and wood, drinking water and washrooms to make your picnic enjoyable and comfortable. Take time to visit the Astotin Lake campground, golf course, interpretive theatre, and hiking trails. Don’t forget to stay for a breathtaking sunset to complete your day.

  • Float your own boat or rent a canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board at the Astotin Lake Recreation area
  • The boat launch is located at the north end of the Astotin Lake Area
  • Motorized boats are not permitted on Astotin Lake
  • Review water safety information and be aware that “swimmer’s itch” may be found at Astotin Lake. It appears as a skin rash caused by parasites. To prevent swimmers itch, limit time in the water and rinse thoroughly with fresh water after swimming in the lake. A fresh water shower is located close to the main beach in the Astotin Lake Recreation Area of Elk Island National Park.

The Astotin Lake area is speckled with picnic shelters that offer breathtaking scenery of the lake and its many islands. Picnic locations and tips.