Scenery in the Land O' Lakes Region of OntarioChipmunks are fun for the kids at Kirk Kove Cottage ResortSee the flora and fauna during hiking around Kirk Kove.Birdwatching is a popular activity at Kirk Kove Cottages.Enjoy summer sunsets at Kirk Kove Cottages.Beautiful Big Gull Lake- location of Kirk Kove CottagesBig Gull Lake is a paradise for wildlife.
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Kirk Kove Cottages is located on the shores of Big Gull Lake in Ontario, Canada


Historic Big Gull Lake Fishing

Big Gull Lake has been a fishing destination for generations

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If you want a true fishing experience, you’ll love fishing at Kirk Kove Cottage Resort located in the Land O’ Lakes Region of Ontario. Kirk Kove is located on Big Gull Lake- a large pristine lake on the Canadian Shield full of walleye and bass. This unspoiled, crystal clear water is one of the last natural preserved areas of Ontario. At Kirk Kove we are much more than fishing. You can also enjoy Big Gull Lake with a kayak or canoe as well as go tubing, water skiing and maybe having a picnic on the many islands.


Enjoy privacy, peace and quiet from our location at the end of a quaint country road. Although our location is remote we are very accessible to the United States, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto areas.  We have been serving our American and Canadian friends with their family and fishing vacations for over 80 years. We have friends of Kirk Kove that have been here over 60 consecutive years.

The innovative Kirk Kove Ski shows of the 50s and 60s are now just memories but the generations of clientele continue to give the resort a unique feel of familiarity and friendliness. Come and enjoy the friendliness at Kirk Kove which has kept visitors returning for generations! See a few of our many guest's comments.

You can expect to be treated honestly and respectfully while at Kirk Kove. Our prices are fully advertised without any surprises when paying your accommodation bill. You will find all of the photos on our website represent our business honestly without embellishment.

During your stay at Kirk Kove Cottages you will find:

  • excellent Walleye and Bass fishing
  • large cottages situated on 1/4 mile of private waterfront
  • showers in all cottages with many upgrades
  • new mattresses, fridges and stoves
  • wifi Internet provided free at the Pavillion
  • fully equipped Marina and Outfitters
  • free use of canoes and kayaks
  • recreation hall and Store
  • easy access to the best canoe routes in the Land O' Lakes including the Big Gull Lake Canoe Route
  • wheelchair accessible cottage with easy access to the beach and play structure

Kirk Kove Cottages on Big Gull Lake, OntarioBeautiful Big Gull Lake - a large, pristine lake on the Canadian Shield

Drone view of Kirk Kove Cottage and MarinaDrone View of Kirk Kove Cottages & Marina

Welcome to Kirk Kove Cottages In the Land O' Lakes Region of Ontario.
Welcome To Kirk Kove In Ontario's Beautiful Land O' Lakes Region

Our store and gift shop, recreation and banquet hall. Our Store/Gift Shop, Recreation and Banquet Hall.

New Lund Boats. We have newly purchased a fleet of Lund deep V 14.5 foot boats with new 9.9 HP & 15.0 HP Johnson 2 stroke motors also with 2 swivel seats for maximum comfort.

Big Gull Lake is a large spring fed headwater lake of the Mississippi River System. The Lake has a excellent reputation for walleye and bass fishing and scenic beauty. The walleye and bass thrive in this lake due to its irregular bottom, bays and islands. The Lake is surrounded by thousands of acres of Crown Land offering many picturesque campsites to visit, picnic, swim or bring your easel or camera to capture the memory.

When vacation comes to mind think Kirk Kove Cottages, where the enjoyment of your stay is our first priority. Let us put a package together, whether it be:

  • Accommodation & Kayak - Discover our many interconnected lakes and see the incredible Land O' Lakes with '5000 Lakes and 5000 Adventures'
  • Accommodation & Boat - for Bird Watching- eagles, owls, ducks, waterfowl and songbirds.
  • Accommodation & Boat - for the Artist, a never ending picturesque landscape
  • Accommodation & Access to ATV, Bicycle and Walking Trails (Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance)

Beautiful fully equipped 3 bedroom, 2 bath, post and beam home is now available for seasonal rental on Big Gull Lake. Contact Jim or Claire Walker 613-336-2200.


Boaters Card Information has lots of information about the Boaters Card. Click on the FAQ tab (frequently asked questions).

Notice to All Campers

We offer access to Big Gull Lake and parking at reasonable rates. Please call for rates.
We are no longer selling camping permits. Please go to the North Frontenac Parklands website to reserve your site.

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Passport Information: United States,
Passport Information: Canada.

Ontario Fishing Regulations Information (Big Gull Lake is Zone 18)

From Kirk Kove we are your access to the Big Gull Lake Canoe Route which covers nine lakes and 100 Km. considered to take 5 day for intermediate canoeist.


Big Pike Fishing at Kirk Kove Cottages - CanadaA real nice stringer of Bass!

Happy Guests at Kirk Kove Cottage Resort - OntarioEveryone Has a Good Time at Kirk Kove!

5 lb Bass at Kirk Kove Resort - Ontario Canada
5 lb. Bass Caught in 2013 at Kirk Kove Cottages

Walleye, Bass, Pike Fishing at Big Gull Lake- Kirk Kove Cottages, OntarioA nice afternoon's catch of Bass!

Giant Walleye caught on Big Gull Lake- Kirk Kove Cottages Sept 11_2012 Walleye Caught at Kirk Kove on Big Gull Lake, September 2012

Trophy size Walleye caught in Big Gull Lake at Kirk Kove Cottages
Trophy Size Walleye Caught At Kirk Kove

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Consider staying at Kirk Kove and putting your own self guided Studio Tour together.
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