About Kahshe Lake
Did you know that Kahshe Lake is the fourth largest lake in Muskoka?
This fact is true due to a technicality. Of course, the Big Three are larger and, although there are a couple of lakes in what is called Muskoka which are larger in area, they do not lie wholly within the borders of the District of Muskoka. Kahshe Lake, on the other hand, falls completely within the borders of the District of Muskoka. Check it out on a map.
Here is some more information about the lake.
Location of Kahshe and Bass Lakes
Kahshe Lake is located south of town centre in the Town of Gravenhurst and east of Highway #11. Bass Lake is connected to the east end of the lake at Houseys Rapids.
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(the following information is from the Distict Municipality of Muskoka Resource Paper "State of the Lakes, Town of Gravenhurst")
- Surface Area 7.51 square kilometres
- Volume 36,000,000 cubic metres
- Mean Depth 4.9 m
- Maximum Depth 21.3 m
- Watershed Area (excluding lake) 32.6 square kilometres
- There are two marinas on the lake.
- There are about 600 cottages.
- Although there were five resorts on Kahshe Lake at one time, only one remains.
- There are no camp grounds on the lake.
- The beach on North Kahshe Road is maintained by the KLRA for residents of the area.
Description of Lake and Surrounding Area
There are approximately 600 lots around Kahshe Lake. There is and area of Class 1 Forest along the South-easterly shoreline from the Main Basin to Grant Bay, with Class 2 Forest on the Southwest shore of the Main Basin, also most of Boyd Island.
Of Serious Concern From the Kahshe Lake Plan
Kahshe Lake is not very deep and any major disturbance of the surface water can have a detrimental effect at lower or even bottom levels.
The improper use of personal watercraft, power boats and wakeboarding activities disturbs the lower levels of the lake and the shoreline. This is very detrimental to our water wildlife neighbours, including fish, and to the nesting sites of loons. This might also explain the need for frequent filter changes for residents using filtered lake water as their primary water source.