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Rice Lake is best known for the amount of fish it homes; and we pride ourselves on being Ontario's TOP fishing destination.  

Catch fish right from one of our fishing piers or 1400 foot waterfront boardwalk.

Here you can find: Sunfish, Perch, Crappie, Bluegill, Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Pickerel (Walleye), Muskie, and Carp.

Our Front Desk issues Fishing Licences. 

Or follow link for more info. - Fishing Licence


Fishing Season Opening Dates

Panfish Opens Open All Year
Carp Opens Open All Year
Walleye Opens 2nd Saturday in May
Muskie Opens 1st Saturday in June
Bass Opens 3rd Saturday in June

At Southview Cottages you and your family can always find something to do. We offer many onsite recreational activities to keep you outside and active!

Water activities are growing in popularity each year, enjoy FREE use of all of our:

  •  Stand Up Paddle Boards 
  •  Kayaks / Double Person Kayaks
  • Canoes 
  • and Peddleboats


also FREE use of our:

  • Volleyballs
  • Basketballs
  • Tennis equipment 
  • Bocce Ball equipment
  • Ladder Ball
  • Horse Shoes
  • Shuffleboard
  • and Giant Chess Patio


For those adrenaline junkies we also offer lessons on:

  • Wakeboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • and Tubing
  • Lessons and sessions all done by Certified Intructors
  • Reasonable Rates 


For those who just love to get out of the city and enjoy the great outdoors we have over 50 acres of wildlife, including our 2 kilometers of nature trails. Perfect for summer time hikes, biking, and bird watching. 

Don't forget: FREE WIFI

For more relaxation at Southview Cottages we offer enjoyment at our:

  • Wading Pool with fun fountain
  • Heated Pool
  • (7) Sand Boxes
  • Sandy Beach
  • Childrens Playground
  • Swings/Slides
  • Nature Trails
  • Fishing Piers
  • Fire pits
  • Waterfront boardwalk


Our 10 Favourite Activities in our area:

Tree Top Trekking - recieve $10 off coupon at our front Office

Escape Maze 

Rice Lake Art Gallery - Just minutes away from the Resort 

Lang Pioneer Village

Maple Crescent Farm 

Primrose Donkey Sanctuary

Lavender Farm

Primitive Designs

Peterborough's Music Festival - FREE outdoor concert every Saturday in the Summer

Peterborough Zoo - Last FREE Zoo in Ontario

Our 10 Favourite Restaurants in our area:

Rhino's Roadhouse  - Right on Rice Lake - has docking access

Bewdley Pizza - Right on Rice Lake - also has docking access

Food Forest - complete Vegan menu in Peterborough

St. Veronus  - Belgium Pub - in Peterborough

Publican House - Local Brewery and Food in Peterborough

The Mill - Local Ontario Food and Drinks served - Cobourg

Buttermilk Cafe - Delicious Homemade Meals 

Muddy's Pit BBQ 

Doo Doo's - Award Winning Buttertarts

Golden Wheel - Chinese Food