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Protecting Your Lake

Bitter, Burdock, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone



Protecting Your Lake

Bitter, Burdock, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone

What to know What to plant Where...


Shoreline Plant Search 

Shoreline Vegetation - Expert Recommendations

The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations (CHA) working with Julia Sutton and their technology partner (TechnicalitiesPlus) have created a web page that will present you with a selection of "Native" trees, scrubs, grasses, wildflowers and ferns for your property.  The tool has options to specify your soil, sunlight, moisture, and location. 

Abbey Gardens is gearing up to source all of the plants and trees - contact them for availability.  Anyways, great tool to maintain or bring your shoreline back to life and greatly enhance your shoreline for all your aquatic friends.

PS. Julia will be speaking at our Annual General Meeting - July 14th.  Stay tuned.

The Water - Sharing the fun

The Water - Sharing the Fun

We all know water and oil don't mix. Sometimes neither do the activities on the lake it seems. Peace and quiet, long-weekend peaks, wake boarding, canoeing, reading time on the dock, screaming kids (and sometimes adults too...),your neighbours loud music, fishing boats, speed boats, big boats and even bigger boats, little boats, night skies and dock lights and well; it can get a just a little overwhelming.

So what's the solution? Managing expectations? Being tolerant? And probably remembering the impact we all have on each other and thinking of the other person too. 

Water Safety

  • wear PDFs - you and your passengers;
  • be aware of swimmers;
  • observe speed and no wake limits - maximum 10 km/hr within 30 meters of any shoreline including rivers and channels;
  • right of way to slower boats;
  • caution and courtesy to sailboats canoeists, kayakers, paddle-boaters and boarders;
  • know your Ontario Boating Regulations and operator age limits;
  • remember your boating license;
  • all vessels require boating and safety kits

PWC's, Wake Board Boats and Slow Cruisers

  • be aware of your high noise levels;
  • wake boarding boats with extraordinary wakes;
  • slow cruising boats off plane forming large rolling wakes
  • observe speed and no wake limits - maximum 10 km/hr within 30 meters of any shoreline including rivers and channels;

Towing Sports, Water Skiing and Wakeboarding

  • observe speed and no wake limits - maximum 10 km/hr within 30 meters of any shoreline including rivers and channels;.
  • start off from dock with skier/wakeboarder perpendicular to shore to lessen wake impact;
  • drop off towed passenger/skier/wakeboarder away from shores then slowly bring them to the dock;
  • use centre of lake for activities.

Water Quality

  • soaps & shampoos in the lakes and rivers are prohibited;
  • phosphate-based fertilizers near the waters are prohibited;
  • clean/flush all boat hulls, jet-skis from other lakes to prevent the introduction of Invasive Species.

Boat Ramps

  • prepare your boats rigging and storage of gear, prior to launch;
  • don’t block vehicle access to the boat ramps;
  • park your vehicle and trailer well away from the ramp after launch;
  • clean and flush all motor boat hulls, jet-skis and airplane pontoons from other lakes to prevent the introduction of Invasive Species.


What's New

Membership Update - September 2018


Membership Update - September 2018

21 September 2018

Membership Update - August 2018


Membership Update - August 2018

16 August 2018

Private Hazard Buoy Initiative


We have launched our "Private Buoy initiative".

"Although every effort is being made to mark a lake or waterway hazards, RLCA is not responsible to ensure all hazards are marked or continue to be marked.   Every individual operator of a watercraft is solely responsible for safe boating including the avoidance of any water hazards."

If there is a submerged rock or water hazard that could pose a danger to boaters and you are interested in managing a Buoy, let us know.  Basic responsibilities are to put it out in the Spring and take it out in the Fall.  We'll provide the anchor, chain and buoy.  We just need local stewardship to make sure the buoy does not go missing, get damaged or move off its mark.

Here are our current Buoy Stewards: 

  1. Gordon Neuser (Klondike)
  2. Ted Rule (Big Island)
  3. Bob Lehman
  4. Rob Chausse

Current Buoy locations (we'll put up a map shortly).

  • We have 3 Buoys off the Klondike Boat Launch marking submerged rocks (Watch your wake when leaving and returning)
  • We have 2 Buoys off the Big Island marking submerged rocks
  • We have a Buoy between the narrows of Little Redstone and Redstone - Marking the sandbar
  • more to come
31 July 2018


Saturday Jul 14, 2018
Save the Date - 2018 AGM

Save the date - 2018 RLCA AGM

21 March 2018

Saturday May 26, 2018
image Wanted Bat Sightings

Haliburton Highlands Land Trust's first ‘Bat’ event of the season is a presentation to learn more about these fascinating creatures and their ferocity to feast on those pesky biting insects.  It is taking place on Saturday May 26th “Exploring the Lives of Bats” at the Minden Cultural Centre @ 7:00pm. Please join them for a presentation by one of the world’s foremost authorities on bats, Brock Fenton, Professor Emeritus of Biology/UWO.

17 May 2018

Saturday Aug 12, 2017
image Haliburton Highland Outdoor Association - BBQ

It's BBQ time
Help keep fishing alive in the County.
Join us for our annual conservation dinner at the Haliburton Curling Club
Saturday, August 12, 2017
View Unique Auction Items from 4 pm
Auction Begins at 5:30 – Dinner 6:00 pm
Tickets: $35/person
$85 per family with children under 18

Tickets: Contact Dee and reserve a table 705-457-9664

14 July 2017

Current weather in Haliburton

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Redstone Lake Water Level

Lake Levels

Lake levels are fluctuating. On occasion you may find floating hazards, logs etc. Additionally as the lake level lowers, rock hazards may or may not be entirely visible. As always caution is advised.

RLCA strives to make this information helpful and accurate. No representation or warranty of any kind is made regarding the information provided. As such we disclaim all liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of your use of, or inability to use, this information. Source: Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site


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