Charleston Lake

Leeds County boasts many Inland lakes but Charleston Lake is Pre-eminently Queen of all. Thaddeus W.H Leavitt, 1879

Is the largest lake of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.
Has a water surface of 26.2
Maximum depth 91.1 m
Over 100 miles of shoreline, over 100 islands
A naturally occuring rock and tree formation shows a profile of the guardian of Charleston Lake. This land mark is known
as Indian Head.
Is the site for the re-introduction of an endangered species, the Peregine Falcon.
Over 800 Summer / Permanent residences are on the lake.
The County Park, Sand Bay, is an excellent destination for Day Trippers
Is the home of the Charleston Lake Provincial Park.


Is the largest land owner on the lake.
Comprises more than 2400 hectares , including unique provincially and nationally significant geological, cultural and
biological features and resources.
Over 100,000 people visit the park every year.
During the Summer the Park offers interpretive and educational programs , as well as a Visitor Centre with informative
displays and and exhibits.
Is significant for the recreational and educational experiences it offers, as well as the protection of its many biological
geographical and historical resources.

Charleston Lake Provincial Park

Don Curry
April 2, 2007

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