Buttermilk Falls
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

   Thanks to Bob Winter for this picture!  

   About this Waterfall
Rating: 3/5  Size: Medium Access: Moderate Type: Cascade with Culvert

Waterfall Region: Cottage    County: Haliburton    Near: Buttermilk Falls

Watercourse: Kennisis River   Latitude, Longitude: 45.0947, -78.7448

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Even though it has been partially modified by a concrete sluiceway, this is an interesting site to explorel. The falls is located along a short river that drains Halls Lake towards Boshkung Lake, 18 m below. The upper portion of the channel has been diverted into the sluiceway, about 3 to 4 metres wide. The concrete base of the channel allows the water to really pick up speed. When the water leaves the sluiceway, it blasts out on to the bedrock channel below, continuing its descent at about a 30 degree angle. The water finds its way downstream by bumping and sliding over the jagged gneiss bedrock. At higher flow the spray can be pretty good! A warning... please avoid the area where the river enters the lakefront because this is reportedly (very) private property.  (updated 41810).

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