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Phone : (705) 689-8271
Your Host(s) : Floral Park General Store

Washago, ON (Nearby: Severn Bridge, Longford Mills, Rama, Kilworthy, Gravenhurst)

  • Washago Grist Mill The mill was built in Washago by Abial Marshall in 1873 and operated as a gristmill until 1970. It is currently a private residence.
  • Washago Grist Mill The mill was built in Washago by Abial Marshall in 1873 and operated as a gristmill until 1970. It is currently a private residence.

RR # 1,
Washago, Ontario
L0K 2B0

Ontario Tourism Region : Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 224. In Rama T., Simcoe C., at the N end of L. Couchiching at the mouth of the Severn R. and on C. Rds. 44 & 169 immediately E ofHwy 11, 19 km NE of Orillia.
  • The area was opened up by the lumber trade, and in 1853 the St. George family was granted lands in the region, including the townsite. The terms of the grant called for St. George to build grist and sawmills.
  • He built the sawmill to help his timber business, but the grist mill wasn't erected for 20 years, which slowed development of the area.
  • The place was fIrst known as Severn Landing. When the post office opened in 1868, Henri St. George asked Ojibwa Chief Bigwin to choose a name. Bigwin named the place Washago, meaning 'sparkling waters.'
  • The Wasdell Falls Hydro-Electric Generating Station was opened in 1914, about 5 km NW of Washago.
  • Sir Adam Beck officially opened the plant, which was the frrst station built by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario. It served the region until 1955.

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Off the beaten track:
  • Severn Bridge, 3km
  • Floral Park, 4km
  • Scarlet Park, 4km
  • Hawkins Corners, 4km
  • Buena Vista Park, 6km
  • Hamlet, 6km
  • Longford, 8km
  • Geneva Park, 9km
  • Sparrow Lake, 9km
  • Port Stanton, 8km
  • Amigo Beach, 8km
  • Mariposa Beach, 10km
  • Menoke Beach, 9km
  • Ardtrea, 9km
  • Kahshe Lake, 11km
  • Rama Road, 11km
  • Coopers Falls, 9km
  • Grays Bay, 12km
  • Fawn Bay, 13km
  • Rathburn, 12km
  • Sopher's Landing, 12km
  • Happyland, 12km
  • Klueys Bay, 13km
  • Wilson Point, 13km
  • Hampshire Mills, 11km
  • Maple Valley, Orillia area, 11km
  • Tafton, 14km
  • Muldrew Lake, 16km
  • Uptergrove, 17km
  • Atherley, 17km
  • Orchard Point, 17km
  • Jevins, 17km
  • Fountain Beach, 17km
  • Simcoe Lodge, 17km
  • Riley Lake, 14km
  • Orkney Beach, 18km
  • Morrison Lake, 15km
  • Morrison Landing, 15km
  • MacDonald Beach, 18km
  • Murphy Beach, 18km
  • Carlyon, 13km
  • Sandy Beach, Orillia area, 18km
  • Uhthoff, 14km
  • Muskoka, 18km
  • New Uhthoff, 14km
  • Harry's Corner, 19km
  • Houseys Rapids, 16km
  • Victoria Point, 19km
  • Joyland Beach, 20km
  • Sadowa, 14km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Lake St. George, 4km
  • Grass Lake, 5km
  • Lake St. John, 7km
  • Bailey Lake, 6km
  • Sparrow Lake, 8km
  • Lake Couchiching, 9km
  • Buck Lake, 7km
  • Mud Lake, 10km
  • Beaver Lake, 8km
  • Clearwater Lake, 10km
  • Cull Lake, 10km
  • Round Lake, 11km
  • Moose Lake, 13km
  • Kahshe Lake, 14km
  • Little Sunny Lake, 15km
  • Cornall Lake, 16km
  • Eastern Lake, 12km
  • Jevins Lake, 17km
  • Silver Lake, 17km
  • Three Mile Lake, 16km
  • Lower Eastern Lake, 14km
  • Sunny Lake, 18km
  • Gull Lake, 18km
  • Long Lake, 13km
  • South Muldrew Lake, 17km
  • Morrison Lake, 17km
  • Buck Lake, 18km
  • Bass Lake, 17km
  • Riley Lake, 16km
  • Young Lake, 14km
  • Doe Lake, 20km
  • Jerita Lake, 18km
  • Fawn Lake, 20km
  • Lamorie Lake, 18km
  • Muldrew Lakes, 19km
  • Middle Muldrew Lake, 19km
  • North Muldrew Lake, 19km
  • Ben Lake, 19km
  • Little Lake, 19km
  • Loon Lake, 21km
  • Buck Lake, 16km
  • Lower Eagle Lake, 20km
  • Turtle Lake, 17km
  • Turtle Lake, 21km
  • Upper Eagle Lake, 21km
  • Pence Lake, 19km
  • Reay Lake, 23km
  • Coombs Lake, 17km
  • Spence Lake, 20km
  • Rat Lake, 20km