Echo Lake is a beautiful, spring-fed lake located 4 km outside of Baysville Ontario, in the Township of Lake of Bays, Muskoka.  An early surveyor located seven places where a clear echo could be heard, and generations of children have enjoyed listening for those magical sounds.  Echo Lake is 223 hectares in size with 12.6 km of shoreline (12% of which is wetland).  In general, it is a fairly shallow lake (averaging 4.6m) and at its deepest location measures 12m.  The towns of Bracebridge and Huntsville and the village of Dorset are all within a 25 km radius from Baysville, making Echo Lake a great location for services and events of all kinds in every season.

Echo Lake - by the numbers

Here is a file with some GREAT info about Echo Lake.  

Short term rental info

Please click here for a one page brochure on the services provided by the bylaw department, and info about the township's short term rental license program.

Fire Danger Ratings

For current LOCAL ratings click here or call 1-877-847-1577.  
Ontario forest fire info can be found here.  Please note the following... ​ ​

YOU are responsible for fires you light! 
From April through October, people using outdoor fires must follow strict guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario to ensure their fires are properly managed.  Anyone who starts a fire outdoors must take all necessary steps to tend the fire, keep it under control, and make sure the fire is out before leaving the site.  A person failing to burn safely could be fined and held responsible for the cost of putting out the fire.  People living in municipalities should check with local fire officials for bylaws on outdoor fires.  Those of you who rent should make it VERY clear that their rental agreement does not exempt them from the rules above.  Renters are not exempt from fire restrictions.

Facebook page

Please note that while this website continues to be our primary method of providing info, we now have a private Facebook group for those of you interested.  It is a great site for posting photos, comments, and other tidbits.  

Other info

Contacting the Lake of Bays By-law Department
Please find methods of contact here.

Echo Lake 2019 Fish Survey
Please click here to read about the Echo Lake 2019 Fish Survey conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources


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