Buckhorn Lake Kawartha's

Buckhorn Lake Kawartha’s

Buckhorn Lake Kawartha's

Buckhorn Lake in the Kawartha’s was first settled by John Hall. He built a sawmill and dam in 1827 and displayed a large collection of deer antlers on the outer walls of the mill, giving the lake the name buckhorn. The lake also seems to be shaped similar to a buck head with antlers on each side.

Buckhorn Lake is the sixth-largest of the Kawarthas lakes.

Boat launches are located at Lock 31-3410 Peterborough County Road 23, Trent Lakes, ON, Reach Harbour marina-2360 Armstrong Ln E, Lakefield, and Beachwood Resort in Deer Bay-3043 Beachwood Dr, Lakefield.

The max depth of the lake is approximately 15 m (51 feet) and the average depth is 3.5 m (11.4 feet). The surface area of the lake is 1252 hectares (3092 acres).

Major fish species include large and smallmouth bass, walleye, muskie, perch, black crappie, bluegill, carp, and catfish.

For those who love a good slice of pizza, a must-visit is Pizza Alloro in Buckhorn.  Grab a slice and sit by the water’s edge and watch the boats at the lock. Another interesting place to visit while at the cottage in this area is the Buckhorn Observatory. Just down the road is Kawartha Country Wines offering a selection of wines and other local treats.

Click the link below to check out the Reach Harbour Marina.  We love sharing information about Peterborough and the Kawartha’s.  Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for local events, market updates, and helpful tips.