Lakes

Lakes

Lanark Highlands is dotted with numerous lakes and rivers which provide excellent opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming. Below is a list of some of the easily accessible lakes in the township. There are many public and private lakes throughout the municipality.

The Paddle: Circumnavigate the lake. Following northwest shore brings you into mouth of Indian River. Explore to bridge on Galbraith Rd. Lunch sites near bridge.

Watch for: extensive wild rice beds, ducks and marsh birds.

Seasonal information: Wild rice best in autumn. Good until freeze-up.

Directions: From Carleton Place travel West on Highway 7 towards Perth. Turn Right onto County Road 9 (Tatlock Road) and travel for approximately 13km. Launch is located on the left as you enter the Village of Clayton.

Facilities/Activities
  • boat launch - canoes and kayaks
  • birding
  • wild rice

Fish: Northern Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, White Sucker, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed.

Directions: From Highway #7 travel North on Highway #511. Turn left onto the French Line Road. Continue on the French Line Road to Lavant Darling Road. At the village of Joes Lake, turn right onto the Flower Station Road to the K&P Trail. Head East on the K&P for approximately 8km. A natural shoreline is used to launch watercraft at this crown campsite. Area is fairly remote. Public Access can be found for small motorized and cartop watercraft.

Facilities/Activities
  • boat launch - small motorized boat, canoes and kayaks
  • fishing

On the west shore of Dalhousie Lake sits Centennial Park. Centennial Park has a sandy beach, change rooms, a small park with picnic tables, playground and boat launch.

Fish: Yellow pickerel, Northern pike, Smallmouth bass, Yellow perch, Brown bullhead, Pumpkinseed, Rock bass, White sucker, Minnows

Directions: located on Lavant Mill Road, 6km North West of County Road 12 in McDonalds Corners, west of the Village of Lanark

Facilities/Activities
  • sandy beach
  • playground
  • picnic tables
  • boat launch - motorized boat, canoes and kayaks
  • fishing
  • swimming

Public access to Joe's Lake is located on Flower Station Road across from a baseball field where small motorized and cartop watercraft can be launched.

Fish: Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, White Sucker, Brown Bullhead, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass

Directions: From County Road 511, turn left onto French Line Road. Continue left onto Lavant Darlig Road. Stay on Lavant Darling Road (past Campbell’s Road) and turn right onto Flower Station Road.

Facilities/Activities
  • boat launch - small motorized boat, canoes and kayaks
  • fishing

South Lavant Community Park offers a six-acre site on Robertson Lake. Pack a lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying the outdoors.

Directions: Located near McDonalds Corners, drive west on Lanark County Rd. 12 and then turn right on Lavant Mill Rd. for about 3.2 km. Finally, South Lavant Community Park is located at 4101 South Lavant Road.

Facilities/Activities
  • boat launch
  • playground
  • beach
  • public washrooms
  • change rooms
  • picnic tables
  • swimming

The entire lake is shared with 4 different municipalities.

The west end of White Lake is like northern lakes with rocky shores, islands, wetland coves and bays.

The Lanark Highlands portion of the lake does have a boat launch on Wabalac road.

Watch For: Unusual creek opening on north shore leading to falling brook. Interesting rock formations and wild flowers. Watch for bald eagles.

Fish:  Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, walleye

Directions:

From Perth, take County Rd. 511 almost to edge of Lanark County. Watch for boat launch sign at White Lake Rd. Go 1.4 km to 3-way split. Take left fork onto Wabalac Rd. 0.9 km, then turn right onto Wabalac Side Rd., then 0.2 km to public access boat launch.
Facilities/Activities
  • boat launch
  • island picnic sites
  • gravel beach
  • swimming

Clyde River Park, in Lanark Village, is a waterfront park which incorporates shade from mature trees, a play structure, beautiful flower boxes and a small, sandy beach. Located just off of George Street on the north side of the bridge, it’s a great place to have a picnic. In addition, there is a playground near Playfairville, which is suitable for small children.

Directions: Located just off George Street in Lanark village.

Facilities/Activities
  • playground
  • beach
  • swimming

Lanark Highlands Logo

75 George Street,
PO BOX 340
Lanark, Ontario
K0G 1K0

613-259-2398
1-800-239-4695

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.