At Oxtongue Lake, people initially settled the area to service the huge lumber companies in the Algonquin region and as a result, a small community sprang up around those services.

 

The rugged hinterland was an attraction to the likes of department store founder Timothy Eaton and Group of Seven member A.J. Casson as well as legendary painter Tom Thomson.

 

Oxtongue Lake’s long flat surface was a testing ground for Art Asbury’s Miss Canadian and the hydroplane speed records he set in the 1950s.

 

Oxtongue Lake is small but vibrant community at the gateway to Algqonuin Park.

 

Pictured left is Ragged Falls.

Oxtongue Lake

Photo (c) Carol Moffatt