Haliburton Lake

Haliburton Lake MapHaliburton Lake is a large lake, located 15 km northeast of the town of Haliburton. (approximately 250 km from Toronto). There are a few roads off of Highway 118 just outside of Haliburton that head up to the lake. As of 2019, there are a reported 606 properties on the lake.

Fort Irwin is a small town located on the lake and has facilities such as a marina, convenience store, restaurant and some small shops. The town of Eagle Lake is 12 km away and here you can find some other amenities including Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike, a year round facility, as well as some great dining at Sir Sam’s Inn. For more shopping and dining, you are a mere 15-22 km from the town of Haliburton or Carnarvon.

Lake Definition:

Elevation:  355 m (1182 ft)
Surface Area:  1012 h (2502 ac)
Mean Depth:  17.1 m (57.2 ft)
Max Depth:  54 m (180 ft)
Shoreline Length:  30 km
Way Point:  78° 24’ 00” Lon – W / 45° 12’ 00” Lat N

Public Access:

The main boat launching site is found at the road crossing over the channel that links Haliburton Lake with Oblong Lake.

There is also a boat launch and public beach located just off Hodgson Road to the southeast of Fort Irwin. (1245 Hodgson Road). View these on google maps here.

On the Northwest side of the lake (West Bay), you can also find a public boat launch  at 5814 Haliburton Lake Road.

Haliburton Lake Cottagers Association is very active in the community.  They offer affordable swimming lessons, volleyball nets at the public beach, Canada Day Fireworks, Kids Bingo, Pancake Breakfast, Annual Regatta and many other activities on and around the lake.

Public Boat Ramps


Haliburton Lake is a deep, clear lake that provides ideal habitat for lake trout.  The abundance of rock shoals and drop offs also makes it great fishing for smallmouth bass.


The Gull River on the northeast side of the lake leads into Percy Lake.  This is a great route, but does require a portage.


For the snowmobile enthusiast, there is easy access to many of our great trails from the Haliburton Lake area.  The Haliburton County Snowmobile Association Trail 10, located at the southern tip of the lake, joins the E trail which goes east to Harcourt and Bancroft or leads to the main B trail if travel west.  From the B trail you can get to virtually every trail in the Halburton area.  The B trail can also be accessed from the northern tip of Haliburton Lake and will take you into Whitney. Visit OFSC for the full interactive trail map.

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