Kushog Lake

Kushog-Lake-MapKushog is a fairly large lake and is moderately deep, having an average depth of 30 ft.  In 1860 it was cal Kakwakshebernahgog, which is Ojibway meaning long and narrow.  The following year, however, it appeared on maps as Kushog.

Kushog is divided into two different bodies of water, the northern arm and the southern arm.  The northern arm is deeper with a maximum depth of over 100ft whereas the southern arm is at 46 ft.

Kushog Lake Property Owners Association

Annual Events:

    • AGM June
    • Annual Fun Golf Scramble
    • Kushog Lake Picnic

Lake Definition:

Latitude:  45° 04’
Longitude:  78° 47’
Surface Area 1580 acres
Perimeter 23.8 miles / 38.3 km
Maximum Depth:  125 ft / 38.1 m
Mean Depth 30 ft / 9.1 m

Public Access:

Public access to Kushog Lake can be found at Buckslide Road, near the dam, as well off Walkers Line Road.  View in Google Maps here.


Because of the depth of the northern arm, laketrout tend to be found in that area of the Kushog.  Anglers looking for smallmouth bass tend to be more successful in the shallower waters found in the southern arm of the lake.


With over 370 km of trails, the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association offers a great deal of trails in the Kushog Lake area.  This provides snowmobilers with a great many routes to enjoy.  The main B trail crosses Kushog and leads you up to St Nora’s Lake, at which point, there are numerous trail options for you to follow.  To plan your route, visit the OFSC site for their interactive trail map.




Kushog Lake Marina


Offering a full range of services for boaters- launching, maintenance, repairs, storage, boat rentals, docking, premium gasoline, store, prop repairs, fiberglass and gel-coat repairs, boat top and upholstery repairs.

Ox Narrows Lodge

Conveniently located on Hwy 35 at Ox Narrows, where the southern and northern arms of Kushog meet.

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