Cameron Lake (Ontario)

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Cameron Lake
in early morning (the sun is behind the trees, and this is a north-facing view)
Location Ontario
Group Kawartha lakes
Coordinates 44°33′N 78°46′W / 44.550°N 78.767°W / 44.550; -78.767Coordinates: 44°33′N 78°46′W / 44.550°N 78.767°W / 44.550; -78.767
Primary inflows Burnt River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 6.7 km (4.2 mi)
Max. width 3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Max. depth 15 m (49 ft)
Islands Lakers Islands (a.k.a. Boyd and Rathbun islands)
A map of the city of Kawartha Lakes with Cameron Lake highlighted
The Kawartha lakes with Cameron Lake (marked 'E').

Cameron Lake, Ontario is one of the Kawartha Lakes and is a lake bordering the town of Fenelon Falls and is part of the Trent-Severn Waterway. The lake is some 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi) long by 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) wide and is quite deep, reaching 15 metres (49 ft) in places. The lake occupies the area between locks 33 & 34 on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Much of the side of the lake is taken up with housing and is a popular place to live. The town of Fenelon Falls is found between Sturgeon Lake and Cameron Lake. The lake is popular with boaters and fisherman. Fish found in the lake include:

In the lake are found the Lakers Islands (a.k.a. Boyd and Rathbun islands). The Burnt River is a tributary of the lake.

Cameron lake is not eutrophic because it has a high flushing rate which counteracts its high phosphorus loading.

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