Head Lake is located between the communities of Uphill to the west and Norland to the east. It is approximately eight kilometres long and five kilometres wide.
Head Lake is noteworthy in that its drainage basin arises from the almost completely uninhabited Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park to the north. The water of Head Lake is therefore extremely clean. The Head (or Fishog) river enters Head Lake from the north-east corner of the lake and exits from the north-west corner.
Head Lake is located in the transition zone between the limestone belt to the south and the Precambrian country to the north. As a result, it has a great variety of waterfront types, ranging from flat, level and landscaped lots to smooth, rugged granite shoreline. The northern half of the lake has many Precambrian shoals, which makes it a very favourable lake for fishing and kayaking. It tends to be a quieter lake than others in the region.
The park was originally known as Dalton Digby Wildlands Provincial Park, after the two townships it encompassed, before being renamed on October 9, 2002, to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee visit to Ontario.
At 130 square miles in size, it is one of the largest and least developed natural areas south of Algonquin Park. It is characterized by numerous rock ridges, including scenic cliffs and gorges that separating dozens of small lakes, rivers and streams.
The Ganaraska Trail bisects the northern part of the area. There are many other trails throughout the park that are popular for hiking in the summer and snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the winter.
This is a scenic undeveloped getaway where you can experience the land and water much like in Algonquin!