Black Lake (Gull River)

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Black Lake
Black Lake is located in Southern Ontario
Black Lake
Black Lake
Location in Southern Ontario
LocationHaliburton County, Ontario
Coordinates44°49′07″N 78°49′29″W / 44.81861°N 78.82472°W / 44.81861; -78.82472Coordinates: 44°49′07″N 78°49′29″W / 44.81861°N 78.82472°W / 44.81861; -78.82472[1]
Primary inflowsSouth Portage Creek
Primary outflowsSouth Portage Creek
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length2.2 metres (7 ft 3 in)
Max. width0.9 metres (2 ft 11 in)
Surface elevation270 metres (890 ft)[2]

Black Lake is a lake in the municipality of Minden Hills, Haliburton County in Central Ontario, Canada.[1] It is part of the Great Lakes Basin and lies within geographic Lutterworth Township.[3]

The lake is approximately 2 kilometres long and 1 kilometre at its widest point, and the primary inflow, at the north, and outflow, at the south, is Black Creek. Black Creek flows to the Gull River, which in turn flows via the Kawartha Lakes, the Otonabee River and the Trent River to Lake Ontario. There is one named and privately owned island, Casimir Island.

Access to the lake is via two privately maintained roads leading east off of Ontario Highway 35, between the communities of Norland and Minden. There is a shared dock and approximately 100 cottages on the lake.

At the southern outflow, Black Creek offers marshy habitat to wildlife, such as loons, deer, beavers, and herons, as well as boating access to Moore Lake on the eastern side of Highway 35. At the south-eastern end, there are several cliffs.

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  1. ^ a b "Black Lake". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  2. ^ Taken from Google Earth at geographic coordinates, accessed 2014-06-20.
  3. ^ "Lutterworth" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-06-20.

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