Head Lake

haliburton1-680x453Head Lake is a lake in the village of Haliburton, located in south central Ontario, about 25 km (15 mi) east of the village of Minden and approximately 50 km (31 mi) south-west of the panhandle of Algonquin Park and just 200 short km from Toronto.  Head Lake is part of a 5 lake chain of lakes including Grass Lake, Kashagawigamog, Soyers and Canning.


Set in the town of Haliburton, Head Lake does see significant numbers of anglers throughout the seasons seeing results for large and smallmouth bass.

Head Lake is in the Great Lakes Basin. The primary inflow and outflow is the  Drag River, arriving at the east from Drag Lake and leaving at the southwest to Grass Lake. Ontario Highway 118 follows the west shore of the lake.

Lake Definition:

Elevation: 1080 ft (324m)

Surface Area:  15 acres (6 ha)

Mean Depth:  8.4 ft (2.5 m)

Max Depth:  18.5 ft (5.5 m)

Perimeter 3 miles (5 km)

Public Access:

The public boat launch is located in the town of Haliburton at the government docks, which can be found at the south end of the lake on County Road 21.
Head Lake Park lies in the heart of Haliburton village.  Concerts, markets and charitable events are held here at different times of the year.  There is a children’s playground, jogging and walking paths as well as tennis/basketball/volleyball courts.


There is great access from Head Lake to the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association trails.  B103 is staked right across the lake allowing for convenient access to downtown Haliburton and then out in virtually any direction you want to travel.  You can plan your route on the OFSC interactive map.

Head Lake Trail:

6 km loop travelling around Head Lake allowing walkers to see a variety of scenery around Haliburton


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