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;
  • Due to swimmers itch, swimming is not recommended. Enjoy paddling on the lake, build sand castles and watch the amusing Richardson Ground Squirrels. Help keep the wild in wildlife and do not to feed or chase the animals in the 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.