Rideau Lake , Ontario


Rideau Lake actually consists of Big Rideau Lake, Upper Rideau Lake, and Lower Rideau Lake.

Murphys Point Provincial Park borders the mid-westerned edge.

Rideau Lake is anchored by Westport on the South West, and by Smiths Falls in the North East. The town of Newboro lies to the south.


Water Details of Rideau Lake

Midpoint: 44.774788,-76.21272

Estimated Number of Cottages: 250

History of Rideau Lake

Rideau Canal is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Road Access

The southeastern edge lies directly on Highway 15, while the northwestern side can be accessed using Highway 1, and the southwestern edge using Highway 42 thru Newboro and Westport.


Rideau Lakes are great for fishing Lake Trout, Rock Bass, Northern Pike, Small and Large Mouth Bass, Walleye, Crappie, Sunfish.


The majority of the shoreline is rocky, with occassional grassy patches.


Watching the sun rise and set is a favourite pasttime of many cottagers. Loons commonly provide accompanying music to the sunsets and sunrises.