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Lake Associations 

There are many lake and ratepayers associations in Muskoka. Many of these organizations actively work to protect our water resources.


The Role of Lake Associations

lake assocA lake association provides a sense of community and can play a vital role in developing a stewardship program. Common interests and goals can be voiced and appropriate actions can be taken to achieve them. Associations link residents together on the basis of the same overall goal - the betterment of their lake.


How to Form a Lake Association

The Federation of Ontario Cottager's Associations (FOCA) can provide information on how to form your own lake association . They can tell you what you will need to begin and what the first priorities are after you have found a strong volunteer base. They can also provide guidance on how to find and retain members, membership dues and volunteer appreciation.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is also a great starting point for forming a lake association. This website lists why a lake association would benefit your lake community, where to start, and how to prepare for the first meeting. It also provides ideas for association projects.


Lake Associations in Muskoka

Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations
Bass Lake Association
Bella Rebecca Community Association
Brandy Lake Association 
Echo Lake Association 
Fairy Lake Association
Georgian Bay Association

Gloucester Pool Cottagers Association
Kahshe Lake Ratepayers Association
Lake of Bays Association
Loon and Turtle Lakes Cottage Association 
Mary Lake Association 
Moon River Property Owners' Association 
Muldrew Lake Association 
Muskoka Lakes Association 
Muskoka Ratepayers' Association 
Peninsula Lake Association 
Pine Lake Ratepayers' Association (email)
Ril Lake Association 
Six Mile Lake Cottagers' Association 
Skeleton Lake Cottagers' Organization 
Three Mile Lake Association 
Lake Vernon Association  


Smaller Associations

There are many additional lake associations that are not included here. To find out more about local lake associations contact your local municipal office.

If your association has a website that is not listed please let us know.