Buckhorn Lake (Ontario)

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Buckhorn Lake
Country Canada
Province Ontario
County Peterborough
Townships Trent Lakes, Selwyn
Part of Great Lakes Basin
Elevation 245 m (804 ft)
Coordinates 44°29′20″N 78°23′29″W / 44.48889°N 78.39139°W / 44.48889; -78.39139Coordinates: 44°29′20″N 78°23′29″W / 44.48889°N 78.39139°W / 44.48889; -78.39139
Mouth Lower Buckhorn Lake
 - location Trent Lakes
Length 14 km (9 mi)
Width 7 km (4 mi)
Location of Buckhorn Lake in southern Ontario
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The Kawartha lakes; Buckhorn is H. Click on image for full legend.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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