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Clear Lake is located on the southern edge of Haliburton County, just east of Moore Lake, and a relatively short drive east of Highway 35. It is a small spring-fed lake, with a surface area of approximately 100 acres.
Clear Lake is distinguished by stunningly aesthetic clear and deep water, which has an emerald green hue near the shoreline. While small, it is much deeper than any surrounding lake with depths of 80 – 120 feet through much of the lake and a maximum depth of 185 feet.
Clear Lake is located in the Precambrian region, and therefore has granite topography and shorelines, some of which are steep to the water.
There are approximately 65 waterfront properties on Clear Lake, the majority of which are used on a seasonal basis. Most lots are good-sized, with 100 feet of more of waterfront, and there are some exceptionally large lots on the south eastern shore.
Clear Lake is the most expensive of the smaller lakes in this region, attributable primarily to its easy access and to the allure of its crystal-clear water. There have been only six sales on the lake since 2017, although five of these occurred in 2019. These 2019 sales were all in the $500,000 to $600,000 range.
Watersports – There are no motor restrictions on the lake, and it is sufficiently large to permit wakeboarding and waterskiing. Paddling and kayaking is also tremendous on this beautiful lake.
Fishing – Clear Lake has been regularly stocked with Splake, a cross between Brook Trout and Lake Trout.
Swimming – Although the water takes longer to warm up than on shallower lakes, the swimming is ideal, with plenty of child-friendly wade-in shoreline as well as deep off-the-dock swimming for adults.
Insect populations are typically higher on Canadian Shield lakes than on the limestone region lakes to the south. Blackflies emerge in early May and usually disappear once warmer weather arrives in early June. Mosquitoes arrive in late May reach peak numbers in June - their numbers are reduced once the dragonflies hatch. Deerflies come out in July. Insect levels generally decline drastically in August, and the glorious days of September and October are usually bug-free.
Gas and basis groceries can be purchased in Norland (15 minutes). Coboconk (25 minutes) has a grocery, hardware and liquor store. Minden (25 minutes) has much more substantial shopping as well as a hospital.