Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake Haliburton MapMountain Lake is located 10 kms north of the town of Minden and is easily accessed via Highway 35 or County Road 20 (Horseshoe Lake Road).

Water flows into Mountain Lake from Twelve Mile Lake and is controlled at the entrance by the Twelve Mile Lake dam.  Mountain Lake is part of a 2 lake chain, connected to Horseshoe Lake for miles of boating pleasure.  Water from this lake chain drains into the Gull River over the Horseshoe Lake dam.


A boat launch is available at 1023 Judge Jordan Road


Elevation:  306 m
Surface Area:  319 ha
Mean Depth:  13.41 m
Max Depth:  31.4 m
Perimeter:  13.68 km
Latitude:  45° 08’ 00” N
Longitude:  78° 31’ 00” W

Mountain Lake Property Owners Association unites all property owners on the lake for the purpose of dealing with governments, environmental protection and preservation of the lake community.  They host such events as the MLPOA Picnic, the annual golf tournament, and a Wednesday golf group.


Smallmouth bass are the most predominant sportfish found in the lake and there is also a natural population of lake trout.  Please check regulations before fishing as there are slot size and other special angling restrictions in place to protect fragile lake trout stocks.


The Haliburton County Snowmobile Association (HCSA) has over 350 km of groomed trails through the area along some beautiful scenic routes.  Trail 4 to the south of Mountain Lake leads you into the town of Minden and to the B112 trail.  If you head north instead on Trail 4, you will connect to the main B trail.

For the canoe and kayak enthusiast, the Minden Wild Water Preserve is a world-class white water course and home of international championships for canoeing and kayaking slalom.  The facility is located on the Gull River, just over the Horseshoe Lake dam and will be host for the 2015 Pan American Games canoe slalom events.

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