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Charleston Lake Boat Launch

Charleston Lake Tour

Charleston Lake is nestled in the heart of the UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere. On Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, OAR will explore this beautiful, rocky, forested lake for the first time as a tour.

Charleston Lake Tour
Charleston Lake Tour

Time & Location

Jun 03, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – Jun 04, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

Charleston Lake Boat Launch, 849 Water St, Athens, ON K0E 1B0, Canada

About the Event

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Charleston Lake is nestled in the heart of the UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere.  On Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, OAR will explore this beautiful, rocky, forested lake for the first time as a tour.  14 kms long and over 6 kms wide, it is full of islands, coves, reefs and some of the clearest water in Ontario.

Saturday morning, we plan to launch from Charleston Lake Boat Launch (part of the Cataraqui  Region Conservation Authority) at Charleston  Village.  Launch times will be confirmed closer to the tour.  We will explore around the islands of the western part of the lake covering approx 15 kms in total, with a stop for a picnic lunch.  We will return to our launch site that afternoon.

Sunday we will again launch from Charleston Lake Boat Launch but will make our way  along the eastern shore of the lake, past Charleston Lake Provincial Park to take the boats out at the Outlet Launch at the southern end of the lake.  A picnic lunch will be provided.  We will row a total of approximately 15 km.

Some of the tour participants will be staying Friday/Saturday night at Lakeline Lodge at Charleston Village.  Some cottages are being held for us but only until March 20.  After this date, there is no guarantee of availability.

All tour participants are required to help with unloading/loading the boats from the trailer and rigging/derigging the boats before launch and on Sunday afternoon.

All tour participants are required to be members of OAR, either through your home club or as independent members.

Tour fee:  $90

What is included:  2 days of touring with boats/oars supplied; 2 picnic lunches; lots of fun

What is not included:  Accommodation

What to bring:  

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Government approved PFD (OAR can also supply these if you don’t have one)
  • Rigging tools
  • Rain gear (good insurance that you won’t need it!)
  • A sense of adventure!

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