Weslemkoon Lake

Shore Length

100 km

Maximum Depth

180.12 feet

Fish Species

smallmouth and largemouth bass, lake trout, perch, crappie, sunfish

Cottage Association

Lake Weslemkoon Conservation Association

Lake Facts

The lake is well known for large and small-mouth bass and lake trout fishing, cottaging, seclusion, and wildlife, making it a perfect retreat for people wishing to “get away from it all.”

The lake is characterized by a rocky shoreline, with numerous bays and coves that are home to bogs, and swampy areas. There are abundant islands, many of which are uninhabited or public land and can be used as recreational areas.
When heading north on the lake from the southern end, a viewer would notice a lighthouse that has stood since the 1920s and, up until the installation of a large orange flashing beacon placed on top of a 55-gallon drum and mounted to a rock, served to mark the narrow entrance into the main body of the lake. The lighthouse cottage has been said to have been visited by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

Wildlife include: common loon, great blue heron, black bear, beaver, moose, great horned owl, lynx, bobcat, and Mud snake.