Kamaniskeg Lake

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Kamaniskeg Lake
Kamaniskeg Lake is located in Southern Ontario
Kamaniskeg Lake
Kamaniskeg Lake
Location of the lake in Southern Ontario
LocationHastings County and Renfrew County, Ontario
Coordinates45°25′03″N 77°41′23″W / 45.41750°N 77.68972°W / 45.41750; -77.68972[1]Coordinates: 45°25′03″N 77°41′23″W / 45.41750°N 77.68972°W / 45.41750; -77.68972[1]
TypeMax depth: 131ft
Part ofOttawa River drainage basin
Primary inflowsMadawaska River
Primary outflowsMadawaska River
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length13 km (8.1 mi)
Max. width6 km (3.7 mi)
Surface elevation283 m (928 ft)
SettlementsBarry's Bay, Combermere

Kamaniskeg Lake is a lake in the municipalities of Hastings Highlands, Hastings County, and Madawaska Valley, Renfrew County, in Southern Ontario, Canada.[1][2][3][4] It is part of the Ottawa River drainage basin and is located in the Madawaska River Valley, with nearby communities of Barry's Bay and Combermere. The lake is known for its simple beauty, with a mixture of forest, and rock and sand beaches.


Kamaniskeg Lake is part of the Ottawa River drainage basin with the communities of Barry's Bay at its northern end, and Combermere near the southeast. The Dispersed Rural Community of Barrymere is on the lake at the southeast end. The southern two thirds of the lake is in geographic Bangor Township in Hastings Highlands, Hastings County; the northern one third is in geographic Sherwood Township, and the southeastern tip in geographic Radcliffe Township, both townships in Madawaska Valley, Renfrew County.[2]

The Madawaska River, known for its rapids, is the primary inflow, at the west, and outflow, from the southeast. There are also three other named creek inflows: Biernacki Creek, Carson Creek and Purdy Creek.[2]


The lake holds the wreck of the Mayflower, a paddle steamer which sank in 1912.[5] The wreck site is on the north side of the two islands, about 500 yards (460 m) from the large island heading towards the section of the lake heading to Barry’s Bay. It is usually marked by a white floating jug, and at a depth of about 25 feet (7.6 m) to the bottom.


Renfrew County Road 62 runs to the east of the lake between Barry's Bay and Combermere, and connects to Ontario Highway 60 at the north end at Barry's Bay.

The Kamaniskeg Lake Water Aerodrome, a seaplane base, is on the southeast of lake.[6]


clockwise from the Madawaska River outflow

  • Purdy Creek
  • Madawaska River
  • Carson Creek
  • Biernacki Creek

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Kamaniskeg Lake". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  2. ^ a b c "CLAIMaps IV". Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. 2016. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  3. ^ Map 10 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 700,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  4. ^ Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #5 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 2006. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  5. ^ The Mayflower Nov 12 1912 9 deaths on YouTube (2015-09-19) Accessed 2018-07-13.
  6. ^ Nav Canada's Water Aerodrome Supplement. Effective 0901Z 29 March 2018 to 0901Z 25 April 2019.