Head Lake is a lake in the city of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario. It is located between Uphill to the west and Norland to the east. Kawartha Lakes Road 45 (formerly Highway 503) follows the southern and western shoreline of the lake. The community of Head Lake is located on the southern shore of the lake.
The lake is in the Great Lakes Basin and is about 5 km (3.1 mi) wide and 8 km (5.0 mi) long. The primary inflow, at the northeast, and outflow, at the northwest, is the Head River. The Head River flows via the Black River and the Severn River to Georgian Bay on Lake Huron.
Head Lake Management Plan
The Head Lake Management Plan, initiated in 2014, involves preparing a set of recommendations and actions based on 3 years of science and research. The goal of the plan is to maintain and enhance the environmental health and economic sustainability of Head Lake and the lands that drain to it. The plan, funded by the City of Kawartha Lakes, will be completed in 2018, followed by implementation. Plan development is a collaborative effort among many agencies, groups and stakeholders who have an interest in the health of our lakes.
Head Lake Fishing
- Co-ordinates: Lat. 44° 44' 23" Long. 78° 54' 50"
- The lake consists of a single basin with many fish holding underwater humps and shoals. The deeper east side of the lake has a number of points, islands and bays. Weedbeds can be found in the shallows and at the river mouth
- The Head River flows into the lake on the northeast side and exits on the northwest
- While the lake reaches maximum depths of 24' (7metres), the average depth is 14' (4 metres)
- Major fish species include large and smallmouth bass, walleye, muskie and yellow perch
- There are two public boat launches on the lake
- Head Lake is situated within Fisheries Management Zone 17
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Head Lake Stats
Size: 3 miles wide and 5 miles long
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