Chip Lake is located 18 km off of Highway 16, just north of Wildwood. The lake is shallow which provides an excellent home to more than 125 bird species. The endangered Whooping Crane as well as the Osprey choose the lake as nesting grounds.
The lake also holds 7 islands, each with a unique aspect; Big Island, Spruce, Spud, Hat, Poplar, Archie's and Gravel. One Island holds an impressive blue heron colony.
The lake was once a low lying meadow where bison would graze. One year the meadow flooded creating the lake we know now. The earliest recording of the lake is in 1865.
'The lake is shallow, muddy and generally full of weeds, but on a still day in late fall, the water looks like a slab of polished green jade. This lake, in the golden hush of Indian summer, recovers something of its ancient glory as the first frosts on the foliage changed at one sweep, green hillsides to gold.'
- Jim Gilroy
The campground has 22 unserviced sites, with a playground, boat launch, gazebo and free firewood. $20.00 per night per sleeping unit.
Chip Lake Park