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About Contau Lake Falls

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Reported by a long time Facebook group member, this very small cascade is located about 80 metres from Contau Lake Rd. You can see it across a small round bay, where the river widens and slows after flowing through the falls.

Unfortunately, the land around the falls is privately owned, and it is impossible to visit this site up close. This website does not give you permission to trespass. This falls has a pleasant backdrop, and a decent enough photo can be taken from the road.

This waterfall is coded yellow to emphasize that it is visible from the road, but cannot be visited up close due to private property.

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Some Key Facts
Region Cottage
County Haliburton
Near Gooderham
Watercourse Irondale River
Watershed / % Lakes 3 / 13%
Ownership Roadside Only
Landscape Cottage Country
Size Very Small
Type Barrier Cascade
Modification Natural
Top / Bottom Prohibited / Roadside view only
Trail conditions Roadside only
Hiking Time
Coordinates 44.8801,-78.4804
Site ID WOO.HAL.007
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.