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Waterway: Balsam Lake (#4) – Grand Island

 Balsam Lake is a lake located in the Kawartha Lakes region of south central Ontario, Canada. It is 16 km long and averages 3 km wide, though its actual width varies due to the many large bays the carve its shoreline. The Gull River empties into the lake.
The lake is the highest point of the Trent-Severn Waterway; from here, the waterway descends to Georgian Bay in the northwest, and to Lake Ontario in the southeast.
The village of Coboconk, Ontario is located on the north side of the lake. Balsam Lake Provincial Park is also located on the lake.
The lake offers excellent fishing for bass, walleye, and muskie. Mackenzie Bay in West Bay is a popular spot for boats to congregate on a warm summer day.
(Courtesy of Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia)

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Lake Information
Township Of Kawartha Lakes
Closest Town Rosedale
Waterway Length 16 kilometres/9.9 miles
Waterway Width 3 kilometres/1.9 miles
Total Surface Area 4665 hectares/11,526 acres
Perimeter Shoreline 63 kilometres/39.5 miles
Islands Shoreline 15.1 kilometres/9.4 miles
Maximum Depth 15.24 metres/48 feet
% of Crown Land
Estimated # of Residences on Waterway
Fish Species Walleye
Muskie
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Yellow Perch
Carp
Northern Pike
Black Crappie
Boat Launches
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balsam_Lake_(Ontario)
Cottage Association Balsam Lake Association
Cottage Association Website http://balsamlakeassociation.ca
Cottage Association Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BalsamLakeAssociation/
Conservation Information

Kawartha Conservation

http://www.kawarthaconservation.com

 

Tourism Information

Trent-Severn Waterway

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern

City of Kawartha Lakes

https://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/en/index.aspx

 

Provincial Parks

Balsam Lake Provincial Park, 2238 Hwy 48 R.R #1, Kirkfield ON
https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/balsamlake

Indian Point Provincial Park, Kirkfield ON
https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/indianpoint

Marina Name
Marina Website
Dockside Fuel
Repairs
Restaurant
RV Parks-Campgrounds
Cottage Rentals
Sources
  • Various Canadian and Ontario Government MNR, Ontario Tourism and Environment publications.
  • Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
  • Cottage Association publications and our own observations while filming.

Disclaimer

This information is intended for general use only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

If you notice an error or have information on this waterway that we could use, please email us at info@ecottagefilms.com.

  Waterway Description Town Film Code Viewing Time
VIEW Entire Island Rosedale Code # ON-00524 10.52

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