Thinking of planning a trip along our waterway, wondering about water depths or water quality, where to go, how long it will take, what to see. There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about Sand Lake and the Rideau System.
This is the perfect resource for planning a trip along the Rideau system, thanks to content assembled and curated by our very own Ken Watson. Great resources are assembled here that allow you to understand the history, sights to see, rates, hours and local ecology.
The water level of our lake is managed by Parks Canada who determine the target water level for any given time of year—
high in summer for navigation, low in winter/spring to provide capacity for the spring freshet.
Parks Canada have recently opened up a section on their website which shows the current level of our lake (and past levels).
Their gauge labeled Jones Falls is the level for Sand Lake.
If you have a few hours, or a few days, and want to experience the canal up close, here is Ken's perfect resource for you to plan a paddle.
As a volunteer, Ken Watson has gathered and recorded fabulous information on the health of our lake, with comparisons to neighbouring lakes. Information allows us to see the impact of invasive species such as zebra mussels and other environmental influences.
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