This is a quiet pristine lake with clear water as the name suggests. There are about forty cottages and a significant portion of the shoreline is not developed. Clearwater Lake generally is 25-30 feet in depth, however, one area is over 100 feet in depth, ideal for the presence of Lake Trout, introduced in 1956, and Largemouth Bass. The shoreline is typical Muskoka Granite with lots of pine, oak and birch trees.
The ‘Whipporwill’ has been heard at night and the nesting loons in the morning. The area is also the habitat for the ‘Spotted Turtle’, a rare find in Muskoka with what appears to be yellow drops of paint on its back. The ‘Kahshe Lake Barrens’, with several thousand acres of provincially protected reserve, will protect the northern portion of this lake from future development. The short walk to ‘Cooper’s Falls’ brings you to view one of Muskoka’s finest falls. Shopping is only a short bike ride to the quaint village of Washago, about 5 miles away. There are also a couple of lovely churches in the area, typical of the Olde settlements of Ontario.
Clearwater Lake is the southern most lake in Muskoka, about 86 miles north of Toronto. The easiest access from Toronto is from Hwy #11 to the Cooper’s Falls Road just north of Washago. Go east about 4 miles. From the Cooper’s Falls Road a private, non-descript gravel road leads to the lake. This road is maintained by a protective cottagers association. There is a lot to be protective of!
Our research department found cottage prices varied from $460,000. to about $650,000. in 2019-2020 and will be 25% higher in 2021. with a few exceptions. Clearwater Lake has limited boat traffic although water skiing is enjoyed, but it’s ‘highest and best use’ … a great place to canoe the vacant shoreline and mingle with the Mallard ducks. For properties for sale on this lake call Muskoka Real Estate Services at 705-687-7777.
- Location (Google Maps)
- Clearwater Lake (Wikipedia)
- Clearwater Cottagers Association
- Land Use Map
- Clearwater Lake Data Sheet