A favorite family camping destination offering excellent swimming, boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing
Rocky lake and forest landscape that is an extension of the Canadian Shield
Great hiking trails including a vantage point from the highest peak in the county
Nature Centre and Natural Heritage Education program
Facebook and Website Links
Charleston Lake Official website
Charleston Lake Official Facebook
Charleston Lake Magazine: a private group that you can ask to join.
Friends of Charleston Lake: membership is available
Phone #: (613) 659-2065
Main entrance co-ordinates: 44.50176, -76.04133
Address: 148 Woodvale Rd. Lansdowne, K0E 1L0
Opening seasons: Open May to October
Travel, Directions & Distances
Directions: From the 401 head northwest on Reynolds Rd/County Rd 3 toward Route 2/County Rd 2forabout 16km.Shouldn’t be more than 15 minutes.
Toronto (Pearson Airport): 325 km around 3 hrs 15 min
Ottawa (International Airport): 144 km 1 hr 45 min
Public transit: None. Closest VIA rail is Kingston
Camping & Accomodation
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Trails: choice of 7 trails ranging in distance from under 2 km to about 10 km. Trails run from easy to difficult.
Trails: Easy biking on park roads but no off-road routes.
Routes: Plenty of choices, most is free of motorized boats. Portage routes for the more adventurous.
Maps & Resources
Park and trail maps (PDF) can be downloaded from the official web page – maps