Fenelon Falls
Photo by Mark Harris


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About this Waterfall

This is a rather well known waterfall, if not necessarily that scenic. The falls is actually quite large when river flows are high, with a width of up to 50 meters and a height of 7 meters. The waterfall is located immediately beyond the bridge for Kawartha Lakes Rd 121 - the only bridge over the river. Some might argue that the bridge has ruined the view, but once again, I consider it to be a strong reminder about the important link between waterfalls and society. Between the falls and the locks, there is a small hydroelectric generating station.

A good interpretive sign provides a useful overview of the generation process, complete with good diagrams and maps. The existing station first started generating electricity in 1997, and is currently rated at about 2.6 megawatts. Lock 34 of the Trent-Severn waterway is also located beside the falls.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Cottage
County: Kawartha Lakes (Victoria)
Near: Fenelon Falls
River: Cameron to Sturgeon Lake
Size: Medium
Type: Wide Plunge under Bridge
Access: Easy
Coordinates: 44.5351, -78.7373
Parking: No parking map yet
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Caution!

Mark Harris hereby notifies you that he makes no guarantee that it is safe to visit any waterfall identified on this site. Conditions can change. Always use caution.
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  The northern and eastern portions of the province (as well as the Bruce Peninsula) are "bear territory". Be prepared!


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