About Us - The Owners of Ogopogo Resort

Katherine & Todd Wootton

A photograph of two people, standing in front of a scenic mountain and lake background.
Todd (left), and Katherine Wootton (right), owners of Ogopogo Resort since July 11, 2013.

We are Katherine and Todd, the proud owners of Ogopogo Resort since July 11th, 2013. Our goal is to provide our guests with a memorable cottage experience, drawing from our own personal memories of growing up cottaging with our family.

Located on picturesque Mountain Lake, Ogopogo Resort has been offering families a place to make lasting memories since 1951. We are thrilled to be a part of its rich history and excited to continue offering a unique vacation destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

At Ogopogo Resort, we believe life is better surrounded by nature and the simple pleasures of a lakeside escape. We are dedicated to providing our guests with a unique and memorable experience, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our little piece of paradise.

Book Your Stay At Ogopogo Resort​

Book your stay at Ogopogo Resort and indulge in the ultimate vacation experience in the stunning Haliburton Highlands. Register to receive newsletters with updates on special events and packages and take advantage of the incredible opportunities this region has to offer.

With breathtaking mountain lake views, well-equipped cottages, and a range of on-site activities, you are sure to create unforgettable memories during your stay.

Why #LifeIsBetter@Ogopogo

Location and Accessibility

Nestled in the picturesque Haliburton Highlands, Ogopogo Resort is the perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. With its prime location near Ottawa, Kingston, Belleville, Barrie, and Metropolitan Toronto, reaching the resort is a breeze.

Natural Beauty and Outdoor Activities

You’ll be surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty at Ogopogo, including Mountain Lake, Horseshoe Lake, and the Minden White Water Preserve, a popular destination for professional kayaking competitions. Ogopogo Resort is close to the Leslie Frost Centre, Haliburton Forest, and Algonquin Park. We can offer our guests a wide range of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, skiing, kayaking, fishing, snowmobiling, and so much more.

Family Memories

Ogopogo Resort is the perfect place for families to gather and create cherished memories with their loved ones. Ogopogo is a  safe and fun-filled environment. You’ll have a blast fishing off the dock, roasting marshmallows around the campfire, or simply enjoying the lake.

Winter Wonderland

When winter arrives, the Haliburton Highlands becomes a winter wonderland, and Ogopogo Resort is at the heart of it all. Cross-country skiing enthusiasts will love the Twin Lakes Ski Trails – located directly across the road from Ogopogo Resort. The resort also rents heated fish huts, including bait for ice fishing and offers a flood-lit skating rink on the lake, and the kids love the toboggan hill. For some added off-site excitement, try dog sledding at Winterdance or downhill skiing at Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike.

Special Events & Attractions

During the holiday season, the resort transforms into a magical place with ice skating by moonlight, pond hockey games, skiing the slopes, cross-country skiing on groomed trails, and a lakeside bonfire on New Year’s Eve (weather permitting). Your fully equipped kitchen allows for easy preparation of holiday meals.

The Haliburton Highlands is also rich in Ontario heritage, including the logging industry and the Heritage Log Chute and Stanhope Heritage Discovery Museum. The area also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, such as the Highland Summer Festival, the  Haliburton Highlands Dogsled Derby, Hike Haliburton Highlands Festival, the Fall Studio Tour Haliburton Highlands, and the Minden Ice Races held over 6 weekends in late January.

Dining & Shopping Options

Ogopogo resort is just 7 minutes from the town of Minden Hills, offering a variety of attractions and dining options, including the Gull River for a lazy river floating experience, Minden Cultural Centre, the Agnes Jamieson Gallery and R.D. Lawrence Place. The Village of Haliburton is only a 20-minute drive from the resort. It offers an even larger range of shopping and dining options. Within 10 minutes of Ogopogo are great local dining options like The Pepper Mill, Rhubarb Restaurant, Tim Hortons, Subway, Godfather Pizza, Mark’s Chinese, SuWan Thai and many more.