Fishing & Lakes

Over 80 lakes all full of fish! View individual maps for lakes with public access points.

Lanark County is fishing heaven! Hundreds of lakes and waterways are open to sport fishing, where you will find a wide range of species. Whether you’re an old pro or wanting to try fishing on for size, Family Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity to experience this fantastic pastime, with dates set aside in winter and summer to try fishing licence-free in Ontario. Check for info.

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Information & Licenses

Ministry of Natural Resources  1-800-667-1940


Perth Live Bait (613) 267-0401

Donaldson’s Shell/Heritage Convenience 613-267-3914

Bait Casters 1-866-253-4868

Pathfinder Maps  613- 257-1137

Canadian Tire Stores carry worms, tackle, rods and licenses.


Boat Rental

LeBoat Canal Cruisers

Perth Boat Rentals (613) 390-2628

Waterway  Getaway Houseboats (613) 382-1730

Bayview Lodge 613-623-2753

Cedar Cove Resort 613-623-3133

Pickerel Bay 613-623-3344


Boating & Motorsports

Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Lanark County by water! With two major watersheds coursing through Lanark County, you can find the wet stuff everywhere. Hundreds of lakes and rivers pepper the area, and many of them offer public boat launch access so that you can enjoy the water by boat and other watercraft. The Rideau Waterway and Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, makes its way through the southern portion of the county and provides a playground of more than 200 kilometres for boating. On the Rideau and on several other lakes and rivers within the county you will find plenty of places to moor and enjoy some land-lubbing activities, too. In fact, if you prefer to tour on wheels, take advantage of the scenic country roads off the main highways and enjoy the sights. Several driving tours of various regions of the county are available. If you’re looking to get down and dirty, you can even do some dirt biking here, too!

Carsons Inc. 613-267-3443

Outdoor Adventure Rentals 613-267-6371

Carleton Place Marine 613-257-1772

John’s Marina 613-253-2628

Black’s Corner’s Motorsport 613-253-2115

Cameron’s Harley Davidson 613-267-3873

Woody’s Cycles (Motocross/Dirt Biking) 1-800-991-2453



Whether you prefer to swim in a pool or enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of venues from which to choose in Lanark County. Some of the area’s public pools and beaches are listed below. Private campgrounds and resorts may also offer swimming facilities.

Provincial Parks: Murphys Point 613-267-5060 and Silver Lake, 613-268-2000

Drummond/North Elmsley Township: Rideau Ferry Yacht Club 1-800-267-3504

Lanark Highlands: Clyde River Waterfront Park, Centennial Park, South Lavant Community Park, Robs Lake Beach, Flower Lake Beach 613-259-2398

Tay Valley Township: Glen Tay and Noonan Side Road beaches  613-267-5353

Beckwith Township: Duff’s Woods Beach (unsupervised) 613-257-1539

Carleton Place: Riverside and Centennial beaches, Carleton Place Aquatic Centre  613-257-6200

Mississippi Mills: Almonte and Pakenham beaches  1-888-779-8666

Smiths Falls: Murphy Park beach  613-284-4124