Kashwakamak Lake

Kashwakamak Lake – Some of Many Islands

A long 15 km (9 mile), relatively narrow freshwater lake running east-west,   Kashwakamak Lake is home to 19 campsites that are sporadically situated throughout the lake, both on mainland and on its many islands. Out of the 19 campsites, 1 of those is a vehicle accessible site (aka drive-in site), all other 18 sites are water accessible only and will need watercraft for access to the sites.  

Kashwakamak Lake us part of the Mississippi River Canoe Route with portages access to neighbouring Marble, Mississagagon and Mazinaw Lakes. From its west end canoeists can gain access to/from Marble and Mississagagon lakes (at Myers Cave) and even up into Mazinaw Lake in Bon Echo Provincial Park with relatively minor portages. To explore other canoe routes please visit ‘Discover Frontenac by Paddle.’ 

Kashwakamak Lake – Rope Swing

Fun Facts on Kashwakamak Lake: There are jumping rocks and also a rope swing located on the lake for public use. The swing rope is located at the Browns Bay Narrows and the jumping rocks are located west of the swing rope further down the lake. (this is not maintained by the Parklands Program, please use at your own risk).

Fishing in Kashwakamak Lake – Here you will find Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike and Yellow Perch.


Please Note: Road Access Permits are not required.


Myers Cave Road Boat Launch

From Highway 41 or Plevna follow Road 506 and turn onto Myers Cave Rd.  Stay on Myers Cave Road until you reach the west end of the lake, the access point is just off Myers Cave Road (a bit north of Delyea Road).

Browns Bay Road Boat Launch

Follow Road 506 from Highway 41 or Plevna. Turn south onto Browns Bay Road (just past the 506 waste site). Follow Browns Bay Road for approximately 700 m. Once you reach signage stating “Private Road” turn right. Follow until end. This will bring you to the road access for campsite 12 (drive-in site) and the public boat launch.

Koch Kove Lane (Shady Lane) Boat Launch

From Highway 41 turn east onto Harlowe Road. Turn left (north) at the 4-way stop in Harlowe onto Kashwakamak Lake Road. Follow Kashwakamak Lake Road until you see Koch Kove Lane on the left. Turn left onto Koch Kove Lane and stay right for the boat launch located at the end of this access.