Kashagawigamog Lake

Kashagawigamog is the biggest of the lakes comprising a 5 lake chain that extends from Head Lake in Haliburton village at one end and almost reaches the village of Minden, with Canning Lake, at the opposite end.

Kashagawigamog Lake is a long lake and is one of the focal points of activity in the Haliburton area.  It stretches southwest from the town of Haliburton and has two main access areas found off Highway 121.  It is a popular tourist destination with many cottages, permanent residences and resorts.  Lake Kashagawigamog gets its name from the Native word for ‘long and winding waters’.  Sixteen km long and about 1km wide, the lake is a very scenic lake for boat cruising and is very popular in the Haliburton Real Estate market.

Public access and other boat launches can be viewed here.

Lake Definition:
Elevation:  1043 ft (313m)
Surface Area:  202 acres (81 ha)
Mean Depth:  42.5 ft (12.7 m)
Max Depth: 130 ft (39 m)
Perimeter: 21 miles (34 km)

Lake association


Kashagawigamog Lake can be a busy spot during the summer months as visitors flock to the area in search of a pleasant rural retreat.  Although the lake may be busy, anglers have a variety of sportfish to focus on including bass, lake trout, walleye and muskellunge.  Out of all the species resident in this lake, angling success is best for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Be sure to checkout the Anglers Atlas Map


The Lake Kashagawigamog Sailing Club began in the early 1960s with a small group of cottagers looking for a way to meet other cottagers who share their love of sailing and comradery.  Lasers have become the most common member boat today, however all class of boat are welcome, such as Hobie Cats, Sunfish, Zuma, Byte, etc.  Races are bi-weekly, and courses are set in the west end of the lake.


The Haliburton County Snowmobile Association has ensured that Kashagawigamog Lake has great access for snowmobile enthusiasts.  Trail 7 cuts across the lake and connects to B103 for convenient travel to Haliburton and many other areas.  Plan your route on the OFSC website.


Harper Powersports & Marina (formerly Brysons Marine) is a full service business located on the shores of Lake Kashagawigamog in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands, conveniently located on County Road 21between Minden and Haliburton villages. Harper Powersports & Marine has an extensive rental fleet of boats and onsite fuel facilities with a well stocked showroom for all your boating requirements. 

For safe reliable boating this season drop by and see their professional staff for your service and sales requirements.


Bonnieview Inn:  a family owned and operated small 28 room country inn has been a Haliburton landmark since 1924.  Experience their gourmet dinners prepared by a gold ribbon chef.  Bonnieview offers a lounge, dining room overlooking the lake, and a waterside patio in the summer with casual dining.  You can even boat here!!

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