Harley The Doggy was excited! He loves the boat and falls asleep on the floor with the rocking motion. So we started out on the lake. This is Kawagama Lake. It is 12 miles long and in spots 240 feet deep.
Water Surface: 32 sq Km, Depth 73.2m (240 ft) Approx. Elevation 355 m (1166 ft.) Perimeter 115 km (71 mi)
Our property is on a peninsula in small bay at the south end of the lake. Up and around the corner, we start into the larger part of the lake. First we see a camp for underprivileged city children. It has great programs for canoeing, sailing, swimming and camping.
Then around another peninsula and past a couple of islands we came into the "big lake" as we call it.It is just the upper portion of the lake and larger than our bay, so, the big lake.
I have always loved the rock cliffs around the lake, a sharp grey, meeting the cool crystal blue of the lake. Lined with stately fir trees, adding evergreen to the mix. Some cottages are landmarks and it seems they have always been there. This area well known as Fish Pole Point.
We passed families enjoying a warm summer day,swimming and playing water games.
And parcels of land untouched by mankind, pristine land, sky and lake.
Some of the large bays are connected only with channels. This one is marked with bright green and red buoy markers to show you where to safely go through into Fletcher Bay. When I got this picture on the computer Icouldn't believe I caught a fish jumping out of the water. Enlarge the picture to see it better.
On the way back, hidden in a small cove, accessible except to small boats due to the fallen logs and tree roots, is a small waterfall that was rushing its clear water into the lake from a smaller lake on elevated land away in the forest.