Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons
Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons Municipality of Grey Highlands - The place for all seasons

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The Municipality of Grey Highlands
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: (519) 986-2811
Toll Free: (888) 342-4059
Fax: (519) 986-3643

Office Location
206 Toronto Street South
Unit 1 Markdale

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 409 Markdale, Ontario N0C 1H0

Joint Building Services Department
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm

Municipality of Grey Highlands
Municipality of West Grey
Township of Chatsworth
Township of Southgate

Office Location
50 Lorne Street, P.O. Box 409
Markdale, Ontario N0C 1H0
Ph: 226-909-0668 Fax 226-909-0662
building@greyhighlands.ca
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Fishing and Swimming in Grey Highlands

You'll see fishermen at almost every lake, river and stream in Grey Highlands. There's even Bud Hoffman's Fly Fishing School where you can learn to cast. Several lakes and ponds have good safe beaches, perfect for family swimming. For the more adventurous at heart, swim in the rivers.

Eugenia Lake
The largest inland lake in Grey County known for its monster bass, rainbow, speckled, brown trout and perch can be found there as well. Bring your fish finder, buy a fishing map of the lake or simply fish off the causeway or dock. Out on the lake, from the vantage point of a boat, you can simply see where the big fish are in the clear water.

Fish tend to hide in the weed beds, among rocks or submerged logs. No minnows please as some species are invasive.

Eugenia Lake has a good wide swimming area for families with small children to enjoy with trees providing shaded sections. The lake bottom is a bit rocky. It's easier to wade out to swimming depth with water shoes. A popular spot in hot weather. Located off County Road 13, turn east on Canrobert to the boat launch.

Flesherton Pond
Many inland lakes and streams have been stocked with rainbow trout. Flesherton pond is no exception. There's a beach area, pavilion and suitable swimming for families. Located in Flesherton off County Road 4, west of Highway 10.

Markdale Pond
A beach area and picnic tables perfect for families with small kids. Located off County Road 12 at the west end of Markdale.

Beaver River
You'll find rainbow and brown trout and some good locations for fly fishing. River swimming here is suitable for the adventurous and experienced. There is no beach or place to wade in gradually. Just jump in! Located north of Kimberley on County Road 13 at the river access point.

Wilcox Lake
Stocked with rainbow trout, you'll find some bass as well. Swimming too!

Irish Lake
Fish for bass on this small quiet lake. No motorized boating means peaceful fishing from your canoe or row boat. A small launch area can be found close to the road.


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Wilcox Lake, Photo Credit - Telfer Wegg

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Parks and Recreation Department
Phone: (226) 909-0668
Ext: 102
Fax: (226) 909-0662
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Municipality of Grey Highlands - the place for all seasons
Municipality of Grey Highlands, the place for all seasons!