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Crego Lake is located in the north-east corner of the City of Kawartha Lakes, just a short drive west of Kinmount. It is a small spring-fed lake, with a surface area of 100 acres and a diameter of approximately one kilometer. Crego Creek exits the lake on its southern shore and flows into the nearby Burnt River to the south-east.
Crego Lake is located in the Precambrian region, and therefore has granite topography and shorelines that are typical of lakes further north in Haliburton. The maximum depth of Crego Lake is approximately 50 feet.
There are 60 waterfront properties on Crego Lake, the majority of which are used on a seasonal basis. Most lots are good-sized, with 100’ of more of waterfront.
The small number of cottages on Crego Lake combined with its popularity means that sales on the lake are very rare. There have been only two MLS sales since 2020 – one sold for $458,000 and the other for $951,000.
Watersports – Boats on Crego Lake are limited to motors of 10 horsepower or less. Lower Dalrymple Lake is excellent for watersports such as waterskiing and wakeboarding as it has few shoals and is not so large that waves become an issue.
Fishing – Bass and Muskie and Perch are caught in Crego Lake.
Swimming – There is plenty of child-friendly wade-in sandy shoreline as well as deep-off-the-dock swimming for adults.
Hiking – Waterfront owners on Crego Lake have an ownership share in 600 acres of surrounding wilderness with hiking and cross-country ski trails.
Entertainment – Highlands Cinema in Kinmount is open from May to October and shows an eclectic selection of movies. The famous Kinmount Fair takes place each year over the Labour Day weekend in September.
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.
Most supplies can be obtained in nearby Kinmount. Minden (20 minutes) has much more substantial shopping as well as a hospital.