Protecting & Preserving Kushog Lake
Twp of Algonquin Highlands
Haliburton Ontario



The Kushog Lake Property Owners Association is a community based organization whose mission is to promote, amongst all Kushog Lake waterfront property owners and all those who use the lake, the conservation and preservation of our natural lake environment and its surrounding area for the enjoyment of our community now and for generations to come, and to address common lake interests that unite us.


Voting Membership is $25 per waterfront property per year and includes 2 issues of the Kushog Lake Newsletter. All waterfront property owners on Kushog Lake are automatically members of KLPOA but only members who have paid the $25 annual membership fee are eligible to vote.

Gift Subscriptions are $10 each and are a great way to let multiple owners, your kids and grandkids know what's happening on the lake.

Associate Memberships are $10 for anyone who wants to receive the Kushog Lake Newsletters and emails but who doesn't own Kushog Lake waterfront property.


Mail: Kushog Lake Property Owners Association, 1117 Graham's Lane, Algonquin Highlands, K0M 1J2

Facebook: Find KLPOA at the Kushog Lake Property Owners Association Group & Friends of Kushog Lake Page for the latest news.

Email KLPOA at kushoglake@gmail.com to be added to our email list.

To join KLPOA, download the membership form and mail it in to us with your cheque for $25 or
 make an Interac e-Transfer.

Download a copy of the 2014-15 Membership Form


The Kushog Lake Newsletter is usually published twice per year. One subscription is included with membership and is mailed to the home address of the about 500 property owners. Gift subscriptions are $10 each per year. Please call, write or email if you have suggestions, submissions, or would like to advertise or would like a .pdf copy.

To advertise in The Kushog Lake Newsletteremail info@kushoglake.org or call 
Norma Goodger (705) 489-2966.

Click here to download a copy of our latest newsletter
Kushog Lake 2014
See details below
Sponsored by Kushog Lake Property Owners Association 

KLPOA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Sat. June 14th, 2014 at 9 am
Stanhope Firefighters Community Hall - North Shore Rd off Hwy 35

KUSHOG LAKE PICNIC - Sat. August 2nd, 2014 - 11 am to 3 pm
Pine Spring Valley Resort - Hwy 35 at Pine Springs

DOCK SALE - Sat. August 16th, 2014 - 9 am to 1 pm

CORN ROAST - Cancelled Sat. August 30th, 2014 - 7 to 11 pm
Pine Spring Valley Resort - Hwy 35 at Pine Springs

REGATTA - Sat. July 12th, 2014 10 am to 4 pm
Kushog Marina - 1486 Kushog Lake Road
POKER RUN - Sat. August 16th, 2014 - 9 am to noon
Start at the Firehouse Restaurant


The social committee is endeavoring to arrange several new events on and around the lake this summer. The goal is to provide an opportunity for cottagers to meet their neighbours and have fun. We welcome your comments and ideas on additional activities we might all enjoy. Unless otherwise noted as being free or subsidized by the lake association, each activity is to be paid directly by the participant.

Stanhope Firefighters Community Hall - North Shore Rd off Hwy 35
Refreshments at 9 am Meeting: 9:30 am to noon
• Latest Algonquin Highlands news
• Update on KLPOA’s Research Projects
• Special Guest OPP Constable Paul Potter
Copies of Poop Talk, a video about keeping your septic system healthy and reducing the pollution into our lake, will be available for purchase at $13 each.
Door Prize: 2 tickets to any Highlands Summer Festival production

KUSHOG LAKE PICNIC - Sat. August 2nd, 2014  -  11 am to 3 pm
Pine Spring Valley Resort - Hwy 35 at Pine Springs
• Land & Water Activities for Kids & Adults
• Decorated Boat Contest: Sail Past at 11 am
• Display your crafts & hobbies for sale
Bring some money for refreshments and crafts (and your membership). Also bring lawn chairs, bathing suits, your neighbours and friends

DOCK SALE - Sat. August 16th, 2014 - 9 am to 1 pm
Got stuff that you no longer need but that’s too good to take to the dump? Put it out on your dock. Mark your dock with a flag, sign or balloons - something to indicate that you’re participating.
Don’t go crazy hauling everything you own to your dock - even a few items will do. Have someone stay at your dock while you tour the lake looking for stuff to fill the space you just created.
Remember, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!

CORN ROAST - Sat. August 30th, 2014 CANCELLED


REGATTA - Sat. July 12th, 2014, 10 am - 4 pm
Kushog Marina - 1486 Kushog Lake Road
• See what’s new in marine equipment and water toys
• Try out the latest craze - paddle boarding
• Wake-boarding demonstrations by Summer Water Sports
Paul & Tammy will provide hot dogs and pop. Call them at 705-489-4519 or check www.kushogmarina.ca for updates.

POKER RUN - Sat. August 16th, 2014, 9 am – noon
Register at the Firehouse - get your first playing card and clues to the location of the remaining 9 cards scattered around the lake. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run but this is not a race - winning is purely a matter of chance. Return to the Firehouse by noon for an awards lunch.
Check with the Firehouse for more details: 705-489-7608.

"Life on Kushog Lake" Photo Contest

Categories: • Fun at the Lake • Nature & Wildlife • Pets at the Lake • Kids - photos taken by kids

To Enter: eMail your high-res photos to info@kushoglake.org        Deadline: August 31st

Winners will be announced in the Fall newsletter.                         Prizes provided by Kushog Marina Inc.

Photo Contest Rules & Regulations
• Family must be a paid-up member of KLPOA to enter
• Entrants must name each photo and assign a category
• Limit of 3 submissions per category
• Photos must be high resolution and submitted by email
• By entering this contest you are agreeing to the following rules

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to members of the Kushog Lake Property Owners Association. Entrants 15 years of age or younger must have consent from their parent or legal guardian to enter this contest. In the event it is discovered that you entered without consent from your parent or legal guardian, all entries will be void.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:  You must have taken the Photo that you submit for the contest. The submitted Photo must never have been previously published, exhibited publicly, or selected as a winner in any other contest and only amateur photographers are eligible (defined as a person who has never earned more than $1,000 in any year for photography). Photos must be taken on Kushog Lake or property connected to the lake.  Entries not complying with these contest rules will be disqualified. Each Photo can be entered in one category only; entrants can enter up to three photos per category.

WINNER SELECTION By accepting a prize, winner agrees that their Photo becomes the property of KLPOA. Winner grants KLPOA the right in perpetuity to publish and use winner’s Photo, as is or as may be edited in KLPOA’s sole discretion, accompanied by winner’s full name and city of residence in any advertising and promotion by KLPOA without further compensation, including but not limited to KLPOA’s newsletters and website.

Ideas for Kushog Lake Stories

Do You Have Stories to Tell?

As 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of KLPOA we’re putting together a “Memories of Kushog” anthology. It’s astounding that about 25% of the privately owned properties on the lake are still in the families of the original cottagers. That’s a lot of memories!.

We passed the idea of a Kushog memories book by Doug Armstrong whose cottage has been in his family since WWII and he did it. Using the internet, Doug’s whole family was able to get involved. Doug’s comment was “It was a good exercise for us to go through regardless of whether it gets used for anything! Just wish we'd thought of it when Bill was still around and John Sr. [was] younger.” 

The nature of the collection will depend on your responses; it could be a mix of stories old and new, history and folklore, people and places, business and camps - you decide!

There must be many interesting stories about the early years on Kushog out there and we’d like to preserve them even if you aren’t a member.

If we don’t put out a book, we’d love to have your stories to print in the newsletter and to preserve for posterity.

Please submit your memories by 30 June 2014.

Click on the image at right to download a list of IDEAS for KUSHOG LAKE STORIES to get you started.

Proposed OPP Billing Model

OPP Billing Reform will CRUSH the County of Haliburton

The new billing model may take another $5 million out of the County – without any service increases – and could result in tax increases of 20% – 36% across each of the four municipalities.

Help us raise our voices against this flawed new model that is being proposed by the Government of Ontario. Please send an email, letter or tweet to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Yasir Naqvi, or call their offices to voice your opposition to this new proposed billing model.

Go to http://haliburtoncounty.ca/proposed-opp-billing-model/ to find more information about the proposed model, sample letters, contact information and tips on how best to communicate with politicians.

A Letter to Residents was sent to every taxpayer in Haliburton County through their local municipality. It summarizes the concerns about this important issue.”

County of Haliburton – Letter to Residents Re: OPP Billing Model

Kushog Lake Planning

The Kushog Lake Plan Summary June 2010 contains the most significant information from Kushog Lake: Past, Present & Future, which captures extensive details about the lake. The detailed document has sold out (over 175 copies) but you can download a copy of the summary, which contains 40 pages of information, maps and pictures. The summary with it's Action Plan was approved by the membership at the AGM in June 2010.

Lake planning is a process and so the production of a Kushog Lake Management Plan is only one large step in an on-going community effort to maintain and enhance the natural, social and physical environment that is the Kushog experience.

Download a copy of the Kushog Lake Plan Summary