Buckhorn Lake (Ontario)

Coordinates: 44°29′08″N 78°23′28″W / 44.48556°N 78.39111°W / 44.48556; -78.39111[1]
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Buckhorn Lake
Buckhorn Lake is located in Southern Ontario
Buckhorn Lake
Buckhorn Lake
Location in Southern Ontario
LocationPeterborough County, Ontario
Coordinates44°29′08″N 78°23′28″W / 44.48556°N 78.39111°W / 44.48556; -78.39111[1]
Part ofGreat Lakes Basin
Primary inflowsGannon's Narrows, Harrington Narrows
Primary outflowsLower Buckhorn Lake
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length14 kilometres (8.7 mi)
Max. width7 kilometres (4.3 mi)
Surface elevation245 metres (804 ft)

Buckhorn Lake is a lake in the townships of Trent Lakes and Selwyn in Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada, and is one of the Kawartha lakes.[1][2][3][4]

The primary inflow is from Pigeon Lake through the Gannon Narrows at the west. Secondary inflows are from Chemong Lake through the Harrington Narrows to Harrington Bay at the south, and from Sandy Lake via Sandy Creek to Sandy Creek Bay at the south. A dam and lock 31 of the Trent–Severn Waterway at the community of Buckhorn control the outflow of the lake to Lower Buckhorn Lake at the northeast.

map showing position of Buckhorn Lake in the Kawartha Lakes
The Kawartha lakes; Buckhorn is H. Click on image for full legend.

It appears that the lake acquired its name as a consequence of its shape, appearing similar in shape to a buck's head with antlers or horns projecting either side, being Pigeon and Chemong Lakes. Buckhorn is also a small town surrounded by the lake. There are a few restaurants in the Buckhorn region and many summer cottages.

Settlements on the lake include Buckhorn, the Curve Lake First Nation, Gannon Village, Gannon Beach, Kawartha Hideaway, Kimberley Park, Oak Orchard and Young's Cove.


  1. ^ a b "Buckhorn Lake". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  2. ^ "CLAIMaps IV". Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. 2016. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  3. ^ Map 5 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 700,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  4. ^ Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #5 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 2006. Archived from the original on 2020-05-11. Retrieved 2018-07-04.

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