Chesley Lake Community
Chesley Lake is an inland lake situated in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, formerly Amabel Township in Bruce County, just off of Highway 21, approximately midway between Owen Sound and Southampton. It is 500 acres in size approximately 2 km long and 1.2 km wide with a shore line of 7.4 km. Chesley Lake is located on Crown Land and public use is permitted. As such, this land locked kettle lake is one of the most significant recreational resources in the Grey-Bruce area.
Chesley Lake serves 350 families with permanent residences, private cottages, rental cottages and trailer sites. There are a number of communities around the lake such as Chesley Lake Camp Association, Sunset Woods Association and Birchcrest Property Association. These associations provide a range of recreational activities for the families surrounding the lake. The lake also includes public access routes for the wider community of Grey-Bruce. While water sports are a main attraction for cottagers and visitors, there are a variety of other activities at the Lake. Chesley Lake Camp on the north end offers a Par 3 and Par 4 golf course (both 9 holes) and tennis courts. These amenities are available to anyone for a fee. The Camp also has a restaurant, general store, boat ramp and gasoline for boaters.