Lakes of the Highlands

There are hundreds of lakes in Haliburton County, we want to help you explore them all!

Algonquin Highlands

12 Mile Lake, 15 Mile Lake, 16 Mile Lake, 17 Mile Lake, 18 Mile Lake, Arbuckle Lake, Avery Lake, Bear Lake, Beast Lake, Beech Lake, Beetle Lake, Big Hawk Lake, Blackcat Lake, Blackwell Lake, Brady Lake, Bright Lake, Buchanan Lake, Cameron Lake, Cat Lake, Clayton Lake, Clint Lake, Cranberry Lake, Crown Lake, Dagger Lake,  Fletcher Lake, Green/Grass Lake, Gosling Lake, Halls Lake, Harvey Lake, Herb Lake, Kabakwa Lake, Kimball Lake, Kushog Lake, Little Brother Lake, Livingstone Lake, Lower Fletcher Lake, Maple Lake, Nunikani Lake, Otter Lake, Oxtongue Lake, Pine Lake, Raven Lake, Rockaway Lake, Sherborne Lake, St. Nora's Lake, Troutspawn Lake, Walfish Lake


Auger Lake,  Brough Lake, Cardiff Lake, Centre Lake, Cheddar Lake, Colbourne Lake, Deer Lake, Diamond Lake, Dixie Lake, Jordan Lake,  Leafield Lake, Long Lake, Monck Lake, Twin Lake

Dysart Et Al

Amaleen Lake, Basshaunt Lake, Bat Lake, Bitter Lake, Bivouac Lake, Blue Hawk Lake, Burdock Lake, Canning Lake, Claypack Lake,  Clear Lake, Cruiser Lake, Drag Lake, Eagle Lake, Grass Lake, Guilford Lake, Haas Lake, Haliburton Lake, Head Lake, Hurricane Lake, Kashagawigamog Lake, Kawagama Lake, Kennisis Lake, Lipsy Lake, Little Hawk Lake, Little Redstone Lake, Loon Lake, MacDonald Lake, Miskwabi Lake, Moose Lake, Negaunee Lake, Oblong Lake, Pelaw Lake, Pivot Lake, Red Pine Lake, Redstone Lake, Spruce Lake, Soyers Lake, Tedious Lake, Three Brothers Lake, Wenona Lake


Billings Lake, Contau Lake, Glamour Lake, Gooderham Lake, Little Glamour Lake, Trooper Lake, White Lake


Allen Lake, Benoir Lake, Big Barnum Lake, Elephant Lake, Fishtail Lake, Kennaway Lake, Kennibik Lake, Little Straggle Lake, Straggle Lake, Yankton Lake

Highlands East

Adams Lake, Auger Lake, Brough Lake, Buckskin Lake, Charles Lake, Clement Lake, Cope Lake, Cup Lake, Dark Lake, Druyers Lake, East Lake, Esson Lake, Farquhart Lake, Farrel Lake, Grace Lake, Hardings Lake, Huckleberry Lake, Hudson Lake, Jordan Lake, Koshlong Lake, Leaf Lake, Little Esson Lake, Little Maple Lake, Little Mud Lake, Lowry Lake, McCalism Lake, McCue Lake, Minnicock Lake, Monrock Lake, Paudish Lake, Pusey Lake, Salerno Lake, Silent Lake, Stormy Lake, Teds Lake, Tory Lake, Upper Monmoth Lake, Wilberforce Lake, Yates Lake

Minden Hills

Big Bob Lake, Boshkung Lake, Canning Lake, Clear Lake, Davis Lake, Denna Lake, Gull Lake, Gull River, Horseshoe Lake, Little Bob Lake, Moore Lake, Mountain Lake, Prospect Lake, South Lake

12 Mile Lake

12 Mile Lake is located in the town of Carnarvon. Homeowners are represented by the Twelve Mile Little Boshkung Lake Association. 12 Mile Lake offers boating, fishing, swimming, a boat launch and marina. The Wedgewood RPM marina is located at 14445 Highway 35, Minden, ON. There is also a Snack Shack & Kawartha Dairy vendor to enjoy on those hot days after or even before spending the day out on the lake!


Total Surface Area : 832 Acres

Maximum Depth: 90 Feet

Fish Species: Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Lake Whitefish, Yellow Perch, Rainbow Smelt

Township: Minden Hills

12 Mile Lake

Boshkung Lake

Boshkung Lake belongs to the township of Algonquin Highlands, in the town of Carnarvon. It is located near Buttermilk Falls. The lake has lots of history that includes logging, camping, and even some farming activities. Homeowners are represented by the Boshkung Lake Property Owners Association. Boshkung Lake offers boating, fishing, swimming and a boat launch. The boat launch is located at 8748 Highway 118 West, Carnarvon, ON.


Total Surface Area: 1,768 Acres

Average Depth: 233 Feet

Fish Species: Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed, Lake Herring, Rainbow Smelt, Lake Whitefish, Rock Bass, White Sucker, Brown Bullhead, Burbot, Common Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Creek Chub

Township: Stanhope

Boshkung Lake

Drag Lake

Drag Lake is a glacial lake that belongs to the township of Dysart Et Al. Drag Lake is located 8 km east of Haliburton on Hwy 121. The residents are represented by the Drag and Spruce Lake Property Owners Association. There are two boat launches, they are located at 1201 Dardanelles Road, Haliburton, ON and 2111 Fred Jones Road, Haliburton, ON. There are two great public
beaches on Drag Lake:

Sand Point - 1043 Edmonton Trail

Sandy Cove - 1201 Dardanelles Road


Total Surface Area: 2,477 Acres

Maximum Depth: 180 Feet

Fish Species: Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Lake Herring, Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass, Longnose Sucker , White Sucker, Pumkinseed, Fathead Minnow, Finescale Dace, Brook Stickleback , Golden Shiner, Common Shiner

Township: Dudley and Dysart

Drag Lake

Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake is located in the town of Eagle Lake, and belongs to the township of Dysart Et Al. Homeowners are represented by Eagle Moose Lake Property Owners Association. The boat launch is located 2661 Eagle Lake Road, Eagle Lake, ON. Beside the boat launch, there is playground equipment, a picnic shelter, and washrooms. There is a nice sandy beach with a floating swim platform and a roped off beach area for kids and even the adults to enjoy!


Total Surface Area: 588 Acres

Maximum Depth: 80 Feet

Fish Species: Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

Township: Dysart et al



Eagle Lake

Gull Lake

Gull Lake is located in the town of Minden, the lake belongs to the township of Minden Hills. The residents are protected by the Gull Lake Cottage Association. You can find locals and cottagers spending their Summers on the lake boating, swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing and kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. In the winter, many people like to snowmobile and go ice fishing out on the lake.


Total Surface Area: 2,459 Acres

Maximum Depth: 161 Feet

Fish Species: Walleye, Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass

Township: Minden Hills




Halls Lake

Halls Lake is located a few kilometers from Carnarvon, and belongs to the township of Algonquin Highlands. The residents are represented by the Halls and Hawk Lakes Property Owners Association. Halls Lake has to offer swimming, boating and has one boat launch. The boat launch is located at 1221 Old Mill Road, Halls Lake, ON.


Total Surface Area: 1348 Acres

Maximum Depth:  264 Feet

Fish Species: Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Panfish, Walleye, White Perch

Township: Algonquin Highlands


Head Lake

Head Lake is located in the town of Haliburton, and belongs to the municipality of Dysart Et Al. Head Lake is a part of a 5 lake chain. The other lakes include: Grass, Kashagawigamog, Soyers and Canning. While on Head Lake, you can visit the observation dock at the Museum. This dock brings you into the Haliburton Sculpture Forest which is a big attraction in the area. There are two marinas that you can visit to access this lake. Haliburton RPM is located at 5122 County Road 21, Haliburton on Grass Lake, and Harper's Marine located at 3572 County Road 21, Haliburton on Kashagawigamog Lake.


Total Surface Area: 2382 Acres

Maximum Depth: 30 Feet

Fish Species: Walleye, Muskellunge, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch

Township: Dysart Et Al


Head Lake

Kashagawigamog Lake

Kashagawigamog Lake is located in Haliburton, under the municipality of Dysart Et Al. Homeowners are represented by the Lake Kashagawigamog Organization. Kashagawigamog Lake is the central lake of a 5-lake chain. It connects to Grass Lake, Head Lake, Soyers Lake, and Canning Lake. The lake is practically a widening of the Drag River, which flows from Drag Lake into the chain of lakes at Head Lake and out at Canning Lake where a dam is controlled by the Trent-Severn Waterway. Most of the shoreline is developed with cottages and resorts. Harper Power Sports & Marine is an established recreational products dealership where boats can be purchased, rented and serviced and is located right on the lake. You can also find Ski-Mazing Water Sports located right on the lake, they offer Parasailing, Water Skiing, Wakeboarding, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking and Canoeing!


Total Surface Area: 2,227 Acres

Maximum Depth: 130 Feet

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Smallmouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Walleye, Lake Trout, Yellow Perch, Lake Whitefish, Rainbow Smelt, Burbot, Black Crappie, Cisco, Brown Bullhead

Township: Dysart Et Al


Kashagawigamog Lake

Kennisis Lake

Kennisis Lake is located 20 km from Haliburton Village. Home and cottage owners on this lake are protected by the Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners' Association. Kennisis Lake is the 2nd largest lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Little Kennisis Lake connects to Big Kennisis Lake. Both lakes are a part of the Township of Havelock. There are many things to do on this lake, such as: Skiing, Fishing, Sailing, Swimming and Boating. There is an annual Regatta which is an all-day event that brings residents together to participate in games and activities! These activities include: A marathon swim, horseshoe tournament, battleship golf, mini putt, Frisbee, morning swim races, water balloon toss, bubblegum blowing contest, afternoon boat races, egg tosses, log rolling contests, plus much more! Most of the activities compete for prizes and typically trophies that are named after generous donors. Kennisis Lake Marina & Storage is located at 1076 Wilkinson Road, Haliburton ON. They offer dockside fuel, convenience store and ice cream!


Total Surface Area: 4,100 acres

Maximum Depth: 312 Feet

Fish Species: Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed, Largemouth Bass, Brook Trout

Township: Havelock

Kennisis Lake

Kushog Lake

Kushog Lake can be found in the town of Carnarvon, it belongs to the township of Algonquin Highlands. The residents are represented by Kushog Lake Property Owners Association. Kushog Lake offers swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, wakeboarding and water skiing. Kushog Lake has two boat launches, both located at 1283 Buckslide Road, Carnarvon, ON and 1375 Walkers Line, Carnarvon, ON.


Total Surface Area: 1624 Acres

Maximum Depth: 125 Feet

Fish Species:  Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Burbot, Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Smelt, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed, Brown Bullhead, Lake Whitefish, Cisco, Muskellunge

Township: Algonquin Highlands

Boshkung Lake