Anstruther Lake is a beautiful lake in the township of North Kawartha which is motorboat friendly. The lake is 6 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide. The lake is 1584 acres in size and has a depth of 124 in the deepest part. There are roughly 230 cottages on this lake and it has one marina. The Anstruther Lake Cottagers Association holds a regatta on the civic holiday and a corn roast on Labour Day.
There are several water access cottages on Anstruther Lake and is located in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park which is second in size to Algonquin. The lake is known for Small Mouth and Large Mouth Bass as well as Lake Trout. At the north end of Anstruther lake is a portage into Rathbun Lake and several other lakes from there which have access to over 100 campsites if you are up for a challenge, paddle, and a hike.
This lake is known for its clean clear water and diving cliffs to the east of the lake. Given its shape, there can be strong wind and large waves in parts of the lake so be cautious. Water flows into Anstruther Lake through Camp Creek and out through Anstruther Creek. There are a few campsites available through Ontario Parks but need to be booked ahead. There is no ice fishing allowed on this lake as it is a sanctuary in the winter. Located about 9 kilometers from Hwy 28 and minutes to Apsley. If you are a snowmobile enthusiast you can access the snowmobile trail just behind the marina.
Come check out this gem in North Kawartha