The largest lake in all of Haliburton County and the fifth largest in Ontario, Kawagama Lake sits in the northwestern corner of Haliburton, surrounded by many other smaller lakes for locals to explore. This unique lake is full of small islands and inlets, making each waterfront property unique to its specific location on the Kawagama Lake shoreline.

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Kawagama Lake Area

Kawagama Lake waterfront property contains some of the most stunning views in Haliburton County, popular for their sublime capture of this immense body of water, dotted with islands across the horizon. 

The immensity of the lake is exemplified by how many islands are contained within it (many of which are uninhabited and free to explore), such as:

  • Eagle Island 

  • Wolf Island

  • Trout Island

  • Big Trout Island

  • Dennison Island

  • Bear Island

  • Long Island

  • East Long Island

The shoreline around Kwagama Lake is slightly sloped, so properties will often have naturally landscaped steps leading down to sandy beaches or docks for mooring boats or fishing directly off of. 

Boating is a popular activity among Kawagama Lake residents, as is fishing — Smallmouth bass and lake trout thrive in this body of water, and with views like the ones found here, it’s difficult to have a bad day of fishing.

The shore around Kawagama Lake is connected by a vast network of trails that make for some incredible jogs, hikes and bike rides. During the winter months, these get prepared as snowmobile trails, making for a totally different experience.

Kawagama Lake is one of the largest of the many nearby lakes in the area, such as:

  • Wolfsbane Lake

  • Jean Lake

  • Kelly Lake

  • Johnson Lake

  • Havelock Lake

  • Kimball Lake

  • Livingstone Lake

  • Clinto Lake

Only two hours and forty five minutes from the Greater Toronto Area, Kawagama Lake makes for a perfect second property retreat, investment property, or a perfect place to work remotely from.

Anywhere from a twenty to thirty minute drive (depending on where you’re situated on the lake) is the quaint, small town of Dorset to the west, an idyllic village based around Hollow River that keeps Kawagama Lake residents stocked with necessities. Dorset also includes a museum, local restaurants, and a public beach and park area, making it the ideal location for a brief day trip.

Kawagama Lake Real Estate

Typical to Haliburton County, the Kawagama Lake shoreline is dotted with cottages in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. 

Smaller, bungalow style cottages usually have covered decks or sunrooms, perfect for visiting with friends and family with one of Canada's best views as a backdrop. 

Larger properties typically contain two storey, modern and upgraded cottages with spacious wrap-around patios, some even accommodating hot tubs. Walkout basements lead out to patios for fishing, boating or stargazing and watching the gorgeous Ontario sunset. 

Regardless of size, Kawagama Lake properties are generally wooden structures, with tall cathedral style ceilings and floor to ceiling windows for letting in lots of natural light. 

Undeveloped lots are also available at Kawagama Lake, so homebuyers can build their dream homes to their exact specifications.