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Kashwakamak Lake Association


Members watch for our spring KLA Newsletter - coming soon!

Our spring edition will be out late May and the fall edition goes out in October.


KLA Annual BBQ

Saturday August 9, 2014

Fernleigh Lodge

Thank you to all who joined us for a fun-filled afternoon at Fernleigh Lodge. Details for next year's BBQ are underway. See you next summer!

Check out the new KLA Buoys that have been installed on the lake!


Contact:  Judy McIntyre, Vice President, KLA


Kashwakamak Lake Sustainability Plan - Now entering Phase 2


The Kashwakamak Lake Association (KLA), presented the Kashwakamak Lake State of the Lake Report in July 2013 as the first step in preparing a lake sustainability plan. The committee is in the process of preparing a first draft of the Sustainability Plan. Watch for it late summer or early fall. In the meantime take a look at the State of the Lake Report.

Please share this survey with your friends, visitors, family, neighbours and others in the Kashwakamak Lake community so they can be part of this process too. The questions in this survey relate specifically to the information compiled in the report.  

Do you need a printed copy?

Send an email to with your name and address and we will send you a printed copy of the report.



 Seeking Board Members and Committee Volunteers 

The Kashwakamak Lake Association is looking for new, young members to get involved.

Why not try a committee? The KLA has many committees where you can bring your experience, energy and ideas: Website, Fundraising, Annual BBQ (formerly Family Day), Silent Auction/Annual Dinner, Lake Planning etc.  

To learn more - Contact the KLA President, Gord Hunter at 613-336-7345 or via email

KLA Message Boards - Keep up to date!


Want to know what's going on with the KLA? Check out the KLA Message Boards around the lake crafted by our own Lake Steward volunteer Milton Houle. Thanks also to Mississippi Valley Conservation for their help with the lettering. The information on them is up to date. Watch for changes and updates as the year progresses. 

About Kashwakamak Lake

Kashwakamak Lake is in eastern Ontario, just south of Bon Echo Provincial Park, about a one hour drive north of Belleville and Kingston, located in beautiful North Frontenac Township.

Map of Kashwakamak Lake Crown Land [PDF 641.4Kb]

Kashwakamak Lake is a complex body of water made up of several distinctly different sections. The north-eastern and north-western sections of the lake are shallow and do not stratify (water temperatures during the summer are similar from surface to bottom), whereas in the deepest part of the lake, there can be a temperature range of 31F (18C) degrees.

Facts:  The average depth is 27.4 ft (8.3 m) and the maximum depth is 72 ft (22 m.)
            The perimeter is 41 miles (65.6 km) around.
            There are approximately 450 cottages and 6 lodges or camps.

Fishing: Yellow pickerel and smallmouth bass are found adjacent to most of the shoreline and rocky shoals throughout the lake. Shallow bays with heavy aquatic vegetation provide excellent feeding grounds and the best fishing areas for northern pike and largemouth bass.

History of the Lake

As part of the Lake Sustainability Planning effort, a first draft of the Kashwakamak Lake State of the Lake Report was presented at the July 13th KLA Annual General Meeting.

Want a quick overview?

Click here to read the State of the Lake Report Summary, July 2013 

Check the new interactive map of Kashwakamak Lake which indicates where we have YOUR stories.

Want to share your cottage history, old photos or documents?

Please contact to submit your story or get more information. The Social History section will be a “living section” and will continue to grow as we get more information.

Get your old photos and documents scanned for our Social History section by contacting Don Cory


 For more information, see our Spring Newsletter, June 2013  

Fun Fact

In addition to the wildlife and peaceful cottages of the real Kashwakamak Lake, the author Stephen King has featured Kashwakamak Lake (re-located to northern Maine) as a locale in several of his books, including Gerald's Game, and Cell.





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