Northwest Ontario
Fishing, Hunting & Travel Map


Drive to and boat in. The only resort on the lake, located 22 miles north of Dryden, Ontario. With six fully modern HK AP cabins overlooking the lake. Excellent opportunities for trophy walleye, northern, lake trout and small mouth bass* either in the main lake or one of many portage lakes. Bear, Moose and Deer Hunts available. “The Lure of a Peaceful Wilderness Experience” *only in one lake.

We are located in Northwestern Ontario. Route Lake Lodge is a drive to boat in fishing and hunting lodge located 22 miles north of Dryden, Ontario. You can spend an exhilarating vacation fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch or Lake Trout. Our scenic location ensures excellent fishing opportunities all season long. Portages allow you to travel from Route Lake to 3 other lakes that offer abundant supplies of Walleye, Northern and Lake Trout. There are 7 scheduled “drive to” lakes in this area of Northern Ontario, one of which allows for excellent small mouth bass fishing. We also offer guided day trips to Lac Suel.

Route Lake Lodge is situation on a peninsula, with six cabins three on each side of the point. We have excellent boat ramps, docking and fish cleaning facilities.

We are the only resort on the lake, which our guests have access via boat. Contact us to find out more about our scenic location.

Enjoying the Outdoors

Whether you want to enjoy independent fishing or have a guide for the day or some quiet time in a private cabin, with many secluded sand beaches and beautiful sunsets Route Lake Lodge offers just what you need.

Making the Most of Your Stay

Route Lake Lodge is family owned and operated to give you more of a personal touch and to make your stay memorable and enjoyable. Our resort runs on solar and generator to give you 24 hr electricity. Free WI-FI in the main lodge, please bring your lap top. Every Wednesday we have a catch and release fishing derby on Route Lake”only “for the biggest Walleye and Northern caught , for the fishing season each one will win a free Housekeeping Package for the following year followed by a camp fish fry for all our guests. We aim to help you make the most of your stay and add you to the long list of guests that keep coming back for more; some people have been coming for 30 years straight!

Fishing and Hunting Lodge in Dryden, ON

Whether you are fishing by yourself or in a group, Route Lake Lodge gives you access to the lakes and boats you need to reel in the big one. Route Lake covers approximately 9000 acres with two 7 mile long fingers with plenty sheltered bays. The main lake has northern, walleye, perch, and lake trout. Plus, there are three portage lakes off the main route and seven drive-to lakes our staff takes you to.

Most fishing is done independently, but guides are available upon request, as are boats, motors, and gas when you purchase a fishing package. We do not sell fishing or hunting licenses. All of our 16′ flat floor boats are equipped with 20 & 25 HP Yamaha electric start motors, swivel seats, fish locator, net, anchor and minnow buckets.

Hunting at Route Lake Lodge

Route Lake Lodge offers Spring & Fall hunting for black and colored bears. On our 2 bear management areas have plenty of black bears, your chance for a colour bear is fairly successful. Over the years our success rate as been over 90%. Pre-baited stands, all stands are River Edge ladder stands within 30 to 40 yards of the baits. We start baiting our stands mid July to insure a good selection of bears..You are welcome to hunt with rifle, muzzle loader, cross bows or bow. All guest please have your hunting & fishing license prior to arriving at the camp

Modern Cabins for fishermen and hunters

All cabins at Route Lake Lodge are fully modernized with hot and cold running water, flush toilets, electric refrigerators and gas stoves. Our cabins have 2 to 3 bedrooms and sleep 2 to 10 people. Plus, we are pleased to provide you with all cooking utensils, dishes, silverware, all linen, pillows, bath towels, dish & hand soap and toliet paper. Bath towels & dish cloths are changed only on Wednesdays. All gas bbq’s have been changed to charchoal briquettes (not supplied) fish fryers and wood stoves for warmth. Most guests stay Saturday to Saturday to give themselves plenty of time for fishing.

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Contact Info

Glen & Shirley Roulston

Box 15, Site 318, RR # 3

Dryden, Ontario P8N 3G2

Summer phone: (807) 221-6454

Winter phone: (807) 937-5359



Route Lake Lodge is nestled in the wilderness north of Dryden in Northwestern Ontario. We are easily accessible by car by following the directions given below. Call the lodge from Dryden and we will meet you at the landing, move your party and gear by boat to the lodge, and settle you in your cabin. We provide airport pickup if you choose to fly into Dryden. Check the mileage chart to see how close you are to a great vacation.

Route Lake Lodge is located 22 miles north of Dryden
Take Hwy 601 north from Dryden for 6.5 miles.
Road changes to gravel for 1 mile.
Turn right onto North road.
Drive 10 miles to railroad crossing.
Cross railroad and drive 3 miles, then turn right at the Route Lake Lodge sign
Drive 2 miles turn left before the railroad crossing continue ΒΌ mile to the landing

Travel Distance to Dryden:
Chicago…………………………………773 miles
Des Moines……………………………648 miles
Milwaukee……………………………..686 miles
Minneapolis…………………………..434 miles
Duluth……………………………………276 miles
Green Bay……………………………..685 miles

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