Balsam Lake (Ontario)
The Kawartha lakes with Balsam Lake (marked 'C')
|Location||Kawartha Lakes, Ontario|
|Primary inflows||Gull River|
|Primary outflows||Balsam River, Trent Canal|
|Max. length||16 km (9.9 mi)|
|Max. width||3 km (1.9 mi)|
|Max. depth||15.24 m (50.0 ft)|
|Surface elevation||256.3 meters (841 ft)|
|Islands||Grand Island, Hogg Island, Ball Island, Delamere Island, Ant Island, Cherry Island|
Balsam Lake is a lake located in the Kawartha Lakes region of south central Ontario, Canada. It is 16 km long and averages 3 km wide, though its actual width varies due to the many large bays the carve its shoreline. The Gull River empties into the lake.
The lake offers excellent fishing for bass, walleye, and muskie. Mackenzie Bay in West Bay is a popular spot for boats to congregate on a warm summer day.