South River Resort


Welcome to your home away from home!
We offer our guests friendly, courteous service and clean, comfortable and affordable accommodations that are modern, yet still maintain a rustic feel.

We are located in a peaceful and natural setting, amid towering pines, situated on a peninsula overlooking the South River, which empties into the famous Lake Nipissing, a short distance downstream.
Our rental boats are strong and extremely fishable, but best of all, they are up to date.  Our docking facilities on Beatty Creek are well lit, have shore power and are sheltered from wind, waves and boat traffic.

Who can think of Lake Nipissing without thinking of fishing? The lake is prized for its catches of walleye, monster pike, giant musky, scrappy bass and many other sought after species.  The fishing opportunities are indeed limitless here with seemingly endless water to explore.  We're not just about fishing, peruse some of the other activities that we have to offer - there's something for everyone!
Join us for a dream vacation this coming season, and discover why family, friends,fishing and fun are the main reasons we've been welcoming Canadians and Americans since 1939.

Access Method:
Drive To
Fish Available:
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Smallmouth Bass
Game animals:
Upland Birds
Hiking trails
Paddle boat
Ash Creek Pottery
Becker's Berry Patch
Board's Honey Farms
Nipissing Township Museum
The Schlosser Farm
Trach Art Studio
Horseback Riding
Chief Commanda cruise
Shopping Malls
Restoule Provincial Park
Air H/ockey
Movie Rentals
Small Store
Fax Machine
Baby Sitting
Liquor Store
Laundry Facilities
Welcome to WMU 47! Moose, deer, bear, waterfowl and upland birds abound in this region and the area is home to the largest white-tail deer herd in the province of Ontario. ... more

Guided hunts for deer (bow or gun) and birds are available at reasonable rates. Our guide has been licensed for over 30 years and has hunted this area for over 40. 

New for 2012 - Hunt 200 private acres abutting crown land.

For those who'd rather do their own thing, area maps are available at no charge from the resort office.

We provide warm, comfortable and affordable accommodations during the hunting season.
Lodging, Hunting
Access Method:
Drive To
Transportation Included:
Game Animals:
Bear, Moose, Deer, Waterfowl, Upland Birds
Lake Nipissing is a bonofide fish-producing factory. Where else can you consistently catch trophy size walleye, muskie, northern pike, large and smallmouth bass and panfish - all within ... morea short boat ride to the welcoming sight of the dock? Our own river is a major spawning ground for most species, so you can be certain that finding fish to tangle with will never be a problem.

Come and try the sheltered bays of Lake Nipissing, including Fish Bay, Hunter's Bay and Gull Islands, all found less than thirty minutes by boat from the resort. If the big lake gets overly rough, rest assured that the miles of shoreline found in the South River will offer you excellent fishing opportunities, as well as calm and restful waterways. 

Lake Nipissing is the fifth largest lake in Ontario with a surface area of 873.3 square kilometres or 337.2 square miles. It has many islands, shoals and sand bars. 
Our rental boats come equipped with the latest electronics including GPS with Navionics Hotmaps, presenting the angler with a detailed view of the lake's bottom, aiding with navigation and locating fish holding structure with ease. 

Lake Nipissing is home to over 40 species of fish but most anglers target the following:



Northern Pike

Smallmouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Other species of note include jumbo perch in the 10 to 12 inch range and white bass. Both species can be caught in great numbers with little difficulty creating the perfect opportunity to introduce the sport of fishing to a child.

Whatever time of year you plan on paying us a visit or species you pursue, we are always happy to show you how, where and when to make your Lake Nipissing fishing experience a great one!

Filleting your catch will be a breeze when using the comfort of our screened-in and well-lit fish cleaning station. We provide our guests with two sinks, running water, a "waste freezer" and optional freezer services. It doesn't come much better than that.

On site guide services are available.
Access Method:
Drive To
Transportation Included:
Fishing Inclusions:
Filleting Equipments, Fish Cleaning Station, Sinks, Running Water, Waste Freezer
Fish Available:
Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Whitebass
Comfort and convenience are what makes for a pleasant stay at a resort, and when designing our cottages, we certainly kept this in mind. Our eight cottages offer a semi-private atmosphere, ... moresheltered from the prevailing winds and all offering a view of the river. Take your pick of a two or three bedroom, with enough space in the largest cottage to accommodate upwards of 8 people comfortably. Our cottages are wheelchair accessible. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, because for one week of the year, this will become your home away from home.

Everything and the Kitchen Sink…

Our modern cottages offer full conveniences to our guests, including such things as 3 or 4 piece bathrooms, a full kitchen stocked with dishes, pots, pans and cutlery, new appliances, as well as a toaster and coffee maker. We provide all pillows and linens but our guests must supply their own blankets/comforters and towels.

Preparing meals has never been easier, especially when a private deck, propane BBQ and patio set is provided for each of the eight cottages. Although our lodge is strictly housekeeping there is plenty of opportunity for everyone to mingle and get acquainted with the other guests around a campfire, the pool, the recreation hall or any of the other common areas.

If there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable, please feel free to ask. Chances are we have just the item you might be searching for.

Check In and Check Out: 

Weekly Check In time is 3:00 PM. Saturday. Check Out time is 9:00 AM.
Weekend Check In time is 3:00 PM. Check Out time is 11:00 AM.
Daily Rate - Minimum of 2 Night Stay, and 3 Nights for Long Weekends 
Please be prepared to check out on time, we need time to clean for the next guests. 

Check In : 3:00 PM
Check Out : 9:00 AM
Lodging, Housekeeping
Access Method:
Drive To
Transportation Included:
  • Rates subjected to Extra Tax based on Full Occupancy
With our ice bungalows, you can experience an overnight adventure on the ice of beautiful Lake Nipissing, while enjoying the comforts of home in our large 8, 6, 4 or 2 man ice bungalows. ... moreThis is essentially the same as fishing within your own cottage, right on the ice! Also included is a private outhouse, drilled holes inside and outside of the bungalow, 2 burner gas stove (2&4 man) or gas range (6&8 man) inside, as well as a BBQ outside. 

We operate off the eastern shore of Lake Nipissing's South Bay. 

Northern pike, walleye (pickerel), perch and whitefish are abundant, and every year very large fish are caught. We endeavor to keep our huts on the fish at all times! 

We are conveniently located close to the OFSC snowmobile trails & Young's South Shore Convenience Store (LCBO & Beer Store).


Transportation to & from bungalow (if req'd)

Propane furnace with electric lighting

Private outhouse

Large bunks with comfortable mattresses

2 burner camp stove (2 and 4 man)

Gas range (6 and 8 man)


Ice scoop & Ice chisel

Table & chairs

Drilled holes inside and out


Fishing lines

Pots & Pans

Deposit will be refunded with at least 30 days notice or if bungalow can be rented to another group prior to booking date. All cancellations will be subject to a $25 administration fee. 

Cash on arrival or in advance by credit card.
Sorry but pets are not permitted in our bungalows.
Ice Fishing
Come experience what Ontario's Near North has to offer this winter! If you're an avid snowmobiler, this is the place for you. We offer up to 16 weeks of pure excitement! Enjoy spectacular ... morescenery, uncongested trails, and countless tour loops.

We offer reasonably priced, fully winterized cottages that will accommodate the largest of groups.

You will find the C110D trail moments from the doorstep of your cottage, leading you to the seemingly endless groomed trails that the region has to offer.

Once you experience snowmobiling in the Near North, you'll want to come back every snowmobile season
Experience the back country! Choose one of the many trails through our region, explore the Loring–Restoule deer yards, venture to Lake Nipissing, or take a four-hour tour to Restoule.... more

We have sand dunes, mud pits and fantastic scenic views.

Don't forget to bring your fishing rod and take advantage of the many lakes and streams that are just teeming with fish!
  • Free use of Canoes, Paddle boats and Kayak
  • The Above rates are subjected to 13% HST
We take pride in the fleet of boats we own, as safety, functionality and comfort are of our utmost concern. Our rental boats are strong and extremely fishable, but best of all, they ... moreare up to date. We carry new 16-foot Legend Widebody boats, complete with swivel seats, fish finder, rod holders, live wells and clean, quiet, efficient 20 and 25hp Mercury 4-stroke outboards. All of our motors are equipped with electric start for your convenience. Electric motors are also available for rent. New for 2012, our boats come equipped with the latest electronics including GPS with Navionics Hotmaps, presenting the angler with a detailed view of the lake's bottom, aiding with navigation and locating fish holding structure with ease. Of course, all life jackets and necessary safety equipment are provided. As an added bonus, our rental rates include the cost of fuel.

For those new to the boating scene, training sessions are available. Although we recommend having a boater's operator card, you do not need one to rent one of our boats. If you prefer to bring your own boat, launching can be done from the township public ramp at the end of the road. Our docking facilities on Beatty Creek are sheltered from wind, waves and boat traffic and are well lit with shore power.
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