Kawagama Lake

Sunrise shines on distant hills and calm Kawagama Lake.
Official NameKawagama Lake
Local NamesHollow Lake
MunicipalityTownship of Algonquin Highlands
Drainage BasinMuskoka River – Hollow River
Latitude/Longitude45.401 N 78.746 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)31.50
Elevation (m asl)383
Mean Depth (m)22
Maximum Depth (m)73
Perimeter (km)109
Island Shoreline (km)24
Clarity (m)7.9
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)60
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmentmoderate; shoreline residential, commercial, recreation camp
public and private; public launches at Kawagama Lake Road, Bear Lake Road and McClintock Road; private launches at marinas
Water Level Managementregulated; water level is controlled by MNR owned and operated dam at west end of lake; flows and levels are governed by the Muskoka River Water Management Plan
Fish Species
Major Fish Speciesbrook trout, lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco (lake herring), round whitefish, rainbow smelt, burbot, rock bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, walleye, northern pike

Other Fish Species
lake chub, northern redbelly dace, pumpkinseed, finescale dace, ninespine stickleback, brook stickleback, brown bullhead, white sucker, Iowa darter, common shiner, bluntnose minnow, blacknose dace, longnose dace, creek chub