Elephant Lake


Elephant Lake is located approximately 20-30 minutes northwest of Bancroft in Harcourt, Ontario. This lake of approximately 2186 acres in size and is part of the 36 mile, 3 lake chain of Benoir and Baptiste Lakes. Elephant Lake consists of approximately 22 miles of shoreline and is 1,157 feet above sea level. The maximum depth is about 23 feet with a mean depth of 6 feet. It is a large, picturesque shallow lake. There is very good fishing in this lake due to the shallow depth and amount of weeds. Fish species include Muskellunge, Large Mouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass and Walleye.


  • Maddox| March 24, 2021 at 12:56 pm Reply

    I was there at a camp for the summer and the fishing was INSANE. Had a 7lb at least largemouth on that shook my lure. Caught some good pike too.

  • Keith| October 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm Reply

    Had good success fishing in Elephant Lake in the summar of 2019 – Smallmouth Bass, Pike and something that cut right through the line on the first bite.

  • Douglas Jarvis| September 9, 2018 at 9:58 pm Reply

    Where can we find the accommodation availability and costs for Elephant Lake Lodge? Wanting to visit for 2-3 days with my brother. We spent time there many years ago and feel nostalgic about returning. Thank you.

  • Eric R| May 19, 2018 at 11:44 am Reply

    I was there when I was a young lad…12ish, still have my 23.5″ 7.5lb smallmouth bass hanging on the wall for proof, and bragging rights! Loved going across the lake and jumping off the cliff into the water. Not sure at the age now of 47, I could muster up the nerve to do it again, but it’d be worth contemplating I suppose. Been thinking of revisiting my childhood, and bringing my family on vacation to this beautiful lake and surrounding area. From Pennsylvania, hope to visit again soon. Elephant Lake Lodge

    • Eric R| May 19, 2018 at 11:51 am Reply

      are the cabins still available for rent?

  • Susan Erskine-Fournier| February 13, 2018 at 8:40 pm Reply

    This place looks amazing! It reminds me of my summers spent at Papineau Lake!


    • Martin Smith| February 17, 2018 at 11:29 am Reply

      Thanks for you comment! ūüôā
      It’s a beautiful lake.

      • Maddox| May 23, 2021 at 7:04 pm Reply

        Camp eden woods is doing rentals for a month starting next week I believe. You can rent out a cabin for $195 a month or a rent site for $20 a night. Fishing is great I just caught some nice bass and a great pike there.

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