Waterfront and Pools

Outdoor Pools

The outdoor heated pool at our Ontario family resort is open from Victoria Day Weekend through the Thanksgiving weekend each year. The salt water children’s pool at the Armishaw Recreation Area, is open from the weekend prior to Canada Day through Labour Day weekend each year.

Water Toys

Our water toys include an inflatable waterpark with several different pieces of equipment including a trampoline, an iceberg climbing wall, a jungle gym and an inflatable slide are great fun for all ages. These toys are available from June to September, based on water temperature, at the Lake Joseph Waterfront.

Hot Tub

Our outdoor hot tub, on the Lake Joseph pool deck, is open daily (Victoria Day Weeken through our closing date in October).


Our beach is situated below the outdoor pool on Lake Joseph. This is a perfect location for children to play in the sand. We have a dock (sun deck) situated beside the beach, that is a great location for enjoying the sun in a chaisse lounge.

Boating At Rocky Crest

Pontoon Boat Cruises

Hamer Bay Cruise (45 minutes)

Adults                              $25 per person

Children (4 to 12 years)    $15 per person

Children (under 4 years)    Complimentary

Cruises are available weekends by special appointment in the shoulder seasons and daily in the summer season.  All rates are subject to HST.

Non-Motorized Boat Rentals

Use of our non-motorized watercraft, including kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and stand up paddle boards, are included in your daily resort amenity fee.  They can be signed out at the Lake Joseph Waterfront where the Recreation team will ensure you have both a mandatory PFD and boat safety kit.

Personal Boat Parking

Rocky Crest has complimentary day parking for boats but does not allow overnight parking.    Hamer Bay Marina (705-375-2232) is next door and often has space for overnight parking with advance booking.

Personal Watercrafts

Rocky Crest does not allow personal water craft on the property or at our docks.

Sports At Rocky Crest In The Muskokas

Beach Volleyball

Available on the outdoor court at the Armishaw Recreation Area.


Played on the tennis courts. Balls can be signed out at the Recreation Building at the Armishaw Recreation Area.


Tennis courts can be reserved through the Recreation Department for play during daylight hours. We also have limited equipment available to lend.

Billiards Table

Our billiards table is located in the Bayside Lounge and is available during Lounge hours. 

Outdoors Resort Vacations


Available on a number of trails at our Muskoka resort property. To pick up a trail map, see either Guest Services or the Recreation Department at the Armishaw Recreation Area.


Occur every Friday and Saturday in May, June, September and October and daily in July and August. Marshmallows for roasting are included. Times vary based on time of year.

Incredible Natural Environment

Enter a cathedral-like grove of hemlocks and it won’t be hard to appreciate the majestic forest that makes up Rocky Crest’s resort property. Dotted with beautiful wetlands and home to many native species of animals, this location is ideal for the quiet contemplation of nature.

Team Building for Corporate Groups

Our Team Building programs combine outdoor adventure with experiences that are tailored to compliment the goals and objectives of each individual group. Using the distinctive backdrop of Muskoka, groups can engage in dynamic team experiences found nowhere else.