Four Mile Lake (Ontario)

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Four Mile Lake
Four Mile Lake at sunset
Four Mile Lake is located in Southern Ontario
Four Mile Lake
Four Mile Lake
Location of the lake in Southern Ontario
LocationKawartha Lakes, Ontario
GroupKawartha Lakes (Ontario)
Coordinates44°40′54″N 78°44′14″W / 44.68167°N 78.73722°W / 44.68167; -78.73722[1]Coordinates: 44°40′54″N 78°44′14″W / 44.68167°N 78.73722°W / 44.68167; -78.73722[1]
Part ofGreat Lakes Basin
Primary inflowsCorben Creek
Primary outflowsCorben Creek
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length6.05 km (3.76 mi)
Max. width1.6 km (0.99 mi)
Surface area786 hectares (1,940 acres)
Average depth8.8 metres (29 ft)
Max. depth19.2 metres (63 ft)
Residence time5 years
Surface elevation270 metres (890 ft)
The Kawartha lakes with Four Mile Lake (marked 'D').

Four Mile Lake is a lake in the city of Kawartha Lakes in Central Ontario, Canada.[1][2][3][4] The lake is 3.56 kilometres (2.21 mi) northeast of Coboconk, Ontario and 2.08 kilometres (1.29 mi) west of Burnt River. It is one of the Kawartha Lakes series of lakes and is in the Great Lakes Basin.

Geography and Geology[edit]

Four Mile Lake is a relatively shallow warm water lake with a surface area of 786 hectares (1,940 acres). The lake is located in the sub watershed of Corben Creek and has a flushing rate of approximately five years. The lake is located on the boundary between two different geological land forms. The northern one-third of the lake is located on the Canadian Shield and is characterized by granite shorelines. The southern two-thirds of the lake is located on the Corden plain and is characterized by sedimentary limestone cliffs along the shoreline.

Four Mile Lake is a closed lake system with no navigable access to other lakes. The lake provides a community to approximately 450 cottages and homes.

Four Mile Lake is located near a rare biological environment phenomenon known as alvars.

Roads and services[edit]

Electricity is serviced to all properties on Four Mile Lake by Hydro One and telephone is serviced by Bell Canada. Numerous cellular telephone services are also available. Both dial-up and wireless high speed internet services are available. Television is available over the air or by satellite.

The majority of the lake is accessed by private four season roads which are owned and maintained by the cottage owners. Shopping is available in Coboconk, Fenelon Falls, Kinmount, and Bobcaygeon.

Summer recreation[edit]

The lake has rocky shores and is relatively calm throughout most of the summer. A public boat launch is operated throughout limited hours to provide boat access to the lake. Boat traffic is usually moderate, and popular activities include water-skiing, wake-boarding, tubing, and fishing. Numerous species of fish can be found in the lake, including brown bullhead, lake herring, largemouth bass, muskellunge, pumpkinseed, rock bass, smallmouth bass, white sucker, yellow perch, and walleye.

Winter recreation[edit]

The lake is usually frozen over from mid December to early April. Winter activities include ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and tobogganing. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs maintains snowmobile trails in the area, which can be accessed from feeder trails at the east side of the lake.

See also[edit]


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

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