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Ralph Bice Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park

lakeRalph Bice Lake
surface area5 km2
average depth14 m
lake typeNatural lake
catchment area20 km2
altitude444 m
volume0.06 km3
shore length22 km
residence time3,410 days
average discharge0.21 m3 / sec.

Ralph Bice Lake Information and Facts

Ralph Bice is a lake in Ontario, Canada, located approximately 200 kilometers North of Toronto and 230 kilometers West of Ottawa, in the Algonquin Provincial Park.

The lake is mostly used for fishing and canoeing. The most important fish species in the lake include brown trout, brook trout, northern pike, lake trout, rock bass, and muskie. The lake was previously called Butt Lake

The lake has many campsites, but the ones on the West or North shores offer protection from the winds. Ralph Bice Lake is known for its rough waters during storms.

The lake is a few short portages away from the Algonquin Park entrance #3 on Magnetawan Lake entrance and can be reached via Hambone Lake. It is also connected by portages to David Lake, Hambone Lake, Daisy Lake and Little Trout Lake.

The Algonquin Provincial Park in which Ralph Bice Lake was established in 1893 and is the oldest Canadian provincial park. It has an area of 7,653 square kilometres (2,955 sq mi) and more than 2,400 lakes are located in the park.

Ralph Bice Lake Reviews

Gary Cooper

2016-09-29 19:53:15

Around 1967&1968 my wife and I fished with Ralph Bice at ...


Around 1967&1968 my wife and I fished with Ralph Bice at Butt Lake. We didn't know at the time how popular and important Ralph was to Algonquin Park. I still have slides from the fishing trips with Ralph. My wife and I fished about 6 years in a row where Ralph would help us get to Butt Lake and we would stay for about a week there fishing and camping at But Lake. At the time there was only one camp on the lake. It was a 20' x 20' wall tent. I have a picture of it as well.

I am 72 years old now, retired and that time with Ralph, Butt Lake, fishing and camping was a very good time in my life. Algonquin Park is a very special place.

Best regards
Gary Cooper


2016-07-26 15:36:43

Beautiful lake, deep and clean. Be weary of the afternoon ...


Beautiful lake, deep and clean. Be weary of the afternoon wind though, it's a long lake and gets very choppy.