About Us

Sand Lake Estates Inc. is a cottage association that was formed in the 1960s and incorporated in 1972. 

We are located on the west side of Sand Lake (near Davis Lock) in the ward of South Crosby, Township of Rideau Lakes.

We have a fixed membership (47 property owners), comprising those who live on lands that were developed in the mid-1960s by the Opinicon Properties Company. 

The surrounding lands and access roads are owned by the association. 

The association is a member of FOCA and also participates in the Cataraqui Region Lakes Stewards Network. The membership is made up of 15% permanent residents, 40% from the Ottawa area, 9% from the Toronto area, 2% from Kingston, 17% from the rest of Canada and 15% from the U.S.

Membership dues support road and grounds maintenance surrounding the access roads and property taxes on the common lands. Issues tackled by the association typically include:

  • Road Maintenance
  • Lake Water Quality
  • Municipal Services
  • Property Assessment and Taxes
  • Bass Poaching

Our AGM is held on the Sunday Morning of the July 1 long weekend.

The association participates in the Ontario Ministry of the Environments Lake Partner Program, the volunteer Lake Steward taking weekly water clarity and temperature readings of the lake. 

The association also participates in the Cataraqui Lake Stewards Network, a forum for discussing various lake related issues. In addition, several individuals in the Association maintain loon nesting platforms , helping to ensure a healthy population of loons on Sand Lake.

 Sand Lake Estates is proud to be affiliated with the Ontario Woodlot Association as we strive to utilize best practices in managing our woodlands: http://www.ontariowoodlot.com/

Sand Lake Estates is a Member of FOCA, an important voice for Ontario’s lakefront landowners:
https://foca.on.ca/