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Public Beaches in the Area

Papineau Beach

Only 40 minutes away from Bancroft. Nice small beach with lots of shallow area. Great for families with little kids. This beach is in a secluded remote area and has no facilities. No overnight camping, day use only.

Papineau Lake is about 831 hectares in size with a maximum depth of about 64 meters. There is about 25% crown land surrounding, with a public beach located on the Southeast side. It is a scenic lake, with a large island called Davis Island, that can been seen for just about anywhere on the lake.

Map - Papineau Beach

Hinterland Beach

Day use only, no facilities but a fabulous sandy beach and shallow entry, very secluded. This small beach in Madawaska Valley is a great spot to spend a hot summer's day. This beach also acts as as an access point to Kamaniskeg Lake from the South Hinterland Beach. Water quality at this beach is not monitored regularly; proceed at your own risk.

Map - Hinterland Beach

Diamond Lake Beach

Diamond Lake is located in Herschel township, approx 20 minutes West of Bancroft. This lake is about 166 hectares in size with a maximum depth of about 25 meters, and a mean depth of approx 8 meters. Fish species include Lake Trout. Large Mouth Bass and Small Mouth Bass. Diamond Lake offers some nice sandy shorelines, year round access, public beach, and a public boat launch. There are approximately 74 properties on the lake, and it’s 60% crown land

Map - Diamond Lake

Fosters Lake

Fosters Lake Beach is a small beach area on Fosters Lake in Maple Leaf, Ontario just off of Boulter Road. It is a great place to go kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding, as well as being a perfect space for swimming. Some other activities include fishing or picnicking at the bathing area or in the green spaces along the shoreline.

Map - Fosters Lake

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