Drive-in accessibility to fishing, hunting and camping opportunities in Dryden, Ontario
Alyssa Lloyd
By Alyssa Lloyd

Alyssa is a photojournalist and angler based out of Kenora, Ontario.

Last Updated: November 1, 2022

Dryden and the surrounding area have access to some amazing bodies of water and hunting opportunities in Sunset Country. You can venture to Rugby Lake, Lac Seul, Eagle Lake, Indian Lake Chain or stay central to the Wabigoon/Dinorwic Chain of Lakes. 

With over 50,000 acres of water, guests–– specifically anglers will appreciate the easily sheltered yet dynamic waters of the Wabigoon/Dinorwic Chain of Lakes. This chain has nine lakes and boasts an incredible multi-species fishery. 

If you haven’t already, order your FREE Ontario’s Sunset Country Travel Guide and Map. It has a large map including lodges, their locations and on the back it will show you what they offer, whether it be year-round accommodations, species of fish and more. Just our way of making your trip planning easy! 

You may also wish to explore the lodges of Vermilion Bay or Eagle River but here are some lodges for you to consider closer to the core of Dryden and Wabigoon, Ontario. Where RV camping is available, it is noted in the description. Just like roofed accommodations, it is recommended you call ahead and plan your visit.


*RV and Tent Camping Available 

Pine Sunset Lodge is on the shores of Dinorwic Lake just east of Wabigoon. This multi-species nirvana is a big draw for anglers and hunters alike. They also have boat caches on several lakes with exceptional lake trout and smallmouth fishing. 

This housekeeping lodge has cabins that look to the west for beautiful sunsets while the docks and launch are on the sheltered east side. Pine Sunset Lodge’s main lodge and office host a full tackle shop and an excellent space for their weekly cookout. 

Species of Fish: Muskie, Lake Trout, Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth, Perch and Crappie.

Hunts: Whitetail Deer, Moose, Small Game and Black Bear.

Wabigoon Lake Outfitters bonfire

Enjoying a bonfire at Wabigoon Lake Outfitters (formerly Indian Point Camp)


*RV Camping Available

Situated on the unique Wabigoon Lake with access to Dinorwic Lake and many remote lakes in the area. This camp boasts a multi-species fish factory and year-round accommodations along with excellent hunting opportunities. Their RV Park features 16 premium lake view and semi lake view private spacious sites approx. 35' wide x 70' long, each site is surrounded and separated by trees to allow campers privacy.

Species of Fish: Muskie, Lake Trout, Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth, Perch and Crappie

Hunts: Whitetail Deer, Grouse, Moose, and Black Bear.


*RV Camping Available 

A beautiful lodge located in the center of the Wabigoon/Dinorwic chain of lakes with access to some of the best fishing variety you can imagine. Nine lakes in the chain boast certain species in each one, but Dinorwic and Wabigoon alone offer them all. 

Lakes nearby host trophy lake trout fishing and Merkel’s also has an outpost on Little Basket Lake which is known for its pike, walleye, and lakers! 

Species of Fish: Muskie, Pike, Walleye, Lake Trout, Smallmouth, Perch, and Crappie

Hunts: Whitetail Deer, Black Bear, Wolf, Grouse, Moose, and Duck.

Fall muskie caught by Todd on Wabigoon at Bonny Bay Camp

Todd with a nice muskie caught at Bonny Bay Camp on Wabigoon Lake!


Bonny Bay Camp is another great example of the accessibility fishing in Dryden offers. Amazing angling opportunities offered year-round, Bonny Bay Camp will accommodate your fishing needs. 

All inclusive fishing packages come with 17’ Lunds, live wells, up to two dozen minnows a day and much more. Air conditioning is a great plus in their cabins. 

Species of Fish: Muskie, Pike, Walleye, Lake Trout, Smallmouth, Perch and Crappie

Hunts: Whitetail Deer, Black Bear, Grouse, Moose.


*RV Camping Available

On the shores of Rugby Lake, an excellent northern pike and smallmouth bass fishery. This sheltered lake also offers perch and crappie fishing to add an extra bit of panfish fun to your getaway. 

Rugby Lake Lodge and Campground are also offering black bear, moose or whitetail deer hunts and open year-round. 

Species of Fish: Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth, Perch, and Crappie.

Hunts: Whitetail Deer, Moose, and Black Bear



*RV Camping Available

This lodge boasts cozy accommodations with all of the creature comforts from air conditioning to wifi. They also offer an RV campground. 

On the shores of Wabigoon you can enjoy a week full of multiple species fishing and consider a hunting experience. 

Species of Fish: Muskie, Lake Trout, Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth, Perch and Crappie

Hunts: Moose and Black Bear.



*RV Camping Available

Right at the mouth of the narrows entering Wabigoon lake from Dinorwic, this lodge offers you drive-in accessibility between both waterways. Bear Paw Landing offers the multi-species draw all anglers love with a side of catching your new personal best walleye, muskie or crappie! 

Bear Paw Landing offers several packages for anglers and hunters alike along with outpost options. Archers will appreciate their hunting methods as well. 

Species of Fish: Muskie, Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth, Perch, and Crappie. 

Hunts: Whitetail Deer and Archery only Black Bear.


There are a lot of options for anglers and hunters alike in Dryden and the surrounding areas, make things easier for yourself by ordering our FREE Travel Guide and Map here

Or give us a shout at Ontario’s Sunset Country office. We love to chat all things angling and we’d be happy to help you narrow down your search, or answer any questions to the best of our ability. 1-800-665-7567