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Beaches and Boat Launches

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Kawartha Lakes closed all park amenities until further notice. This includes all outdoor recreational amenities.
Municipal public boat launches open effective Thursday May 14. For more information on affected municipal services visit the COVID-19 page.

Effective June 1, 2020 Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site will offer limited visitor access and basic services. Visitors will be able access lockage, boat launches, access points, mooring areas and more.

Kawartha Lakes is home to more than 250 lakes and rivers connected by the historic Trent-Severn Waterway and is known as the Houseboat Capital of Ontario.

Public Boat Launches

Bobcaygeon and Surrounding Area

Bobcaygeon and Surrounding Area Public Boat Launches
Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of WaterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Beach Park 45 Park Street Sturgeon Lake 2 metres Yes Yes Concrete
West Street West Street Sturgeon Lake 2 metres Yes No Concrete
Gordon YachHarbour 49 Front Street East
Pigeon Lake
3 metres No No Wood
McAlpine Park Crane Bay Road and Highway 30 Sturgeon Lake
1 metre Yes Yes Concrete

Burnt River and Surrounding Area

Burnt River and Surrounding Area Boat Launches
Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of WaterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Four Mile lake Hillside Drive Four Mile Lake 2 metres Yes Yes Wood
Centennial Park County Road 44 Burnt River 2 metres
Yes Yes No

Coboconk and Surrounding Area

Coboconk and Surrounding Area Boat Launches
Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of WaterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Coboconk Water Street Balsam 3 metres Yes Yes No
Balsam Lake Drive Balsam Lake Drive Balsam 1 metre No Yes No

Dalrymple and Surrounding Area

Dalrymple and Surrounding Area Boat Launches
Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of WaterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Carden- Osprey Lane Osprey Lane
Lake Dalrymple 2 metres Yes Yes No

Dunsford and Surrounding Area

Dunsford and Surrounding Area Public Boat Launches

Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of WaterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Scotch Line Road North End of Scotch Line Road Sturgeon Lake
2 metres Yes No Yes
Highview Estates Marilyn Crescent Pigeon Lake 2 metres No No Yes
Emily Creek Road Highway 36 and Emily Creek Road Emily Creek 2 metres Yes No No
Kings Wharf Road Lakeview Crescent Pigeon Lake 2 metres No No No
Thurstonia Highway 36 West of Scotch Line Road Sturgeon Lake 2 metres Yes No Yes

Fenelon Falls and Surrounding Area

Fenelon Falls and Surrounding Area Public Boat Launches
Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of waterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Fenelon Falls Water Street Cameron Lake
3 metres Yes Yes Concrete

Kinmount and Surrounding Area

Kinmount and Surrounding Area Public Boat Launches
Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of waterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Kinmount 4078 Country Road 121 - Post Office parking lot
Burnt River 2 metres Yes No Wood

Lindsay and Surrounding Area

Lindsay and Surrounding Area Public Boat Launches
Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of waterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Rivera Park 83 St.Paul Street Scugog River   Yes Yes
Wood and Concrete
Nayoro Park 45 Durham Street East Scugog River 1 metre   Yes
Wood
Wellington Wellington Street Scugog River 125 metres   No Wood

Little Britain, Valentia, Washburn Island, Pleasant Point and Surrounding Area

 
Little Britain, Valentia, Washburn Island, Pleasant Point and Surrounding Area Public Boat Launches
Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of waterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Robinglade Park Park - 39 Robinglade Ave Lake Scugog 2 metres   No No
Mariposa Estates Park Park - 36 Nonquon Street Lake Scugog 2 metres   No No
Pleasant Point Park Park - 11 Chickadee Court Lake Scugog 2 metres   No Yes
O'Reilly Lane Boat Launch Vacant lot - East side of O'Reilly Lane Road Lake Scugog 2 metres No No No
Sandbar Park Park land- corner of Sandbar Road and  Beach Road Lake Scugog 2 metres Yes No No
Swain Boat Launch Vacant land - south off Maple Avenue Lake Scugog 2 metres No No No
Oakdene Boat Launch Vacant lot - south of Oakdene West and Muskie Drive Lake Scugog 2 metres Yes No No
Coulson Park 179 Washburn Island Road Lake Scugog 2 metres   No Yes
Bowen Road Boat Launch Road allowance - West side of Bowen Road Lake Scugog 2 metres No No No
Cottage Road Boat Launch Road allowance -  West side of Conage Road Lake Scugog 2 metres No No No
Port Hoover Boat Launch Road allowance - South side of Port Hoover Road Lake Scugog 2 metres No No No
Southview Estates Boat Launch Road allowance - South off Victoria Drive Sturgeon Lake
2 metres No No No
Canal lake Boat Launch Vacant lot  - North of Causeway on County Road 33 Canal Lake
2 metres Yes Seasonal No No
Centennial Park Boat Launch East side of Park Canal Lake
2 metres Yes Yes No
Mitchell Lake Boat Launch Park - north of Highway 48 Mitchell Lake
3 metres Yes Seasonal No No
Balsam Lake Drive Boat Launch Road allowance - South off Balsam Lake Drive Balsam Lake
3 metres No No No
Otter/Maple Road Boat Launch Road allowance - East of Otter Road and East of Maple Avenue Balsam Lake
3 metres No No No

Norland and Surrounding Area


Norland and Surrounding Area Public Boat Launches
Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of waterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Elliott Falls Highway 35 North
Gull River 3 metres Yes Yes No
Government Dock Road Highway 35 North
Shadow lake 2 metres Yes No Wood
Head Lake Monck Road Head Lake 1 metre Yes Yes No

Omemee and Surrounding Area

Omemee and Surrounding Area Public Boat Launches
Ramp Name/LocationAddressBody of waterDepthGarbage CanWashroomsDock
Sturgeon Lake Road Omemee Pigeon  River 2 metres
Yes No No
Omemee Marina Colborne and Church Street
Pigeon River 2 metres
Yes No Yes
Cowans Bay Peace Road and Cowans Drive Pigeon River 2 metres
Yes No No

Kawartha Lakes Public Beaches

Looking for somewhere to cool off, relax and explore? Visit one of our many beaches:

BeachLocation

Blanchard's Road Beach

Bexley

Beach Park

Bobcaygeon

Riverview Beach Park

Bobcaygeon

Centennial Park West

Eldon

Omemee Beach

Emily/Omemee

Birch Point

Fenelon Falls

Bond Street

Fenelon Falls

Sturgeon Point Beach

Fenelon Falls

Head Lake

Laxton

Norland Bathing Area

Laxton

Valentia Beach (Sandbar Beach)

Valentia

Burnt River Beach

Somerville

Burnt River Four Mile Lake

Somerville

Centennial Beach

Verulam

Verulam Recreational Park

Verulam

Beach Testing:

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Heath Unit conducts tests weekly at local beaches to test for E.coli levels in the water. Results are posted every Thursday and Friday on the health unit website. Warnings are also posted at local beaches or are available by calling 1-866-888-4577 extension 5006.

New for 2020, the health unit is moving to a three-colour system of reporting beach results

  • Green beach is open/safe for swimming.
  • Yellow:  warning, high counts of bacteria may be present in the water. Swimming is not advised, as it may lead to illness, but those who do should avoid dunking their heads or swallowing water.
  • Red:  beach is closed due to high levels of bacteria; unsafe for swimming.

Beaches and COVID-19:

The health unit encourages visitors to the beach to be aware of the potential for exposure to COVID-19. Helpful tips to keep in mind when visiting the beach:

  • Follow beach safety protocols and procedures as posted or instructed by staff
  • Stay home if you or any member of your family is sick
  • Visit a beach closer to home to reduce travel and the risk of spreading the virus elsewhere
  • If you arrive at the beach and find it is crowded and is making it difficult to stay two metres (six feet) apart, have a backup plan to do another fun activity
  • Bring hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to use at the beach, especially if soap and water are unavailable
  • Avoid swallowing, spitting or spouting water while swimming
  • Consider, if permitted at the beach items such as, tents, umbrellas, blankets, pool noodles or hula hoops to help maintain physical distance from others on the beach

For more information visit the Health Unit website.

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