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Mississippi Lake

Mississippi Lake

Mississippi Lake
Mississippi Lake is located in Ontario
Mississippi Lake
Mississippi Lake
LocationLanark County, Ontario
Coordinates45°04′01″N 76°09′56″W / 45.06694°N 76.16556°W / 45.06694; -76.16556Coordinates: 45°04′01″N 76°09′56″W / 45.06694°N 76.16556°W / 45.06694; -76.16556
Primary inflowsMississippi River
Primary outflowsMississippi River
Basin countriesCanada
Shore length155.9 km (34.7 mi)
Surface elevation134 m (440 ft)
IslandsLoon Island, Greig Island, Burnt Island, Pine Island, Wilson islands, The Two Crabs, Willis Island, Long View Island, Morris Island, Dinkey-Dooley Island (real name) and Aberdeen Island
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Mississippi Lake is a lake in Lanark County in Ontario, Canada. Ontario's Mississippi River flows northeast and north through the lake. Several small creeks including Cranberry Creek, McCrearys Creek, and McGibbon Creek drain into the lake from adjoining forest and agricultural land. The lake is distinctive for having one side (to the north) that is part of the Canadian shield, while the other is mostly limestone. The lake is a remnant of the old Champlain Sea, which flooded eastern Ontario at the end of last ice age. The former shoreline of the sea can still be traced inland from the north shore of the lake.

European settlement of the lake basin began ca. 1816 as settlers moved north of the Rideau into areas such as Franktown. Between the 1860s and 1920s there were steamboats linking Carleton Place to Innisville.

The lake has two large and provincially significant wetlands. The larger occurs at the west end of the lake; here the Mississippi River enters the lake through the Innisville wetland, which is also one of the largest wetlands in Lanark County, and is designated an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. Included within its boundaries is The Mississippi Lake National Wildlife Area. This wetland has large areas of silver maple swamp, flooded only in the spring, and, lower on the shore, important areas of marsh and aquatic vegetation. The western shore of the lake, including Kinch Bay, Code Bay and King Bay, also supports a diverse wetland which ranges from silver maple swamp to large areas of aquatic plants. Loons, bald eagles, osprey and herons are frequently sighted in these habitats. The ospreys and herons also breed inland from the lake, for example in the nearby Scotch Corners Wetland. The provincially significant Blanding's Turtle is known from the lake; its long-term survival likely depends upon sufficient nesting areas. Eels were once abundant, but hydroelectric dams downstream have all but eliminated this species from the lake and the watershed.

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Carleton Place Municipal Boat Launch 400 Lake Avenue West Carleton Place, ON Launch/Parking User Fee $10 

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Historical Results

Jun 17th, 2018
PlaceTeam #Angler1 / Angler 2Weight
112Steve Cox
Andy Dafoe
214Ken Dagenais
Kerry Clouthier
37Jake Lightford
Dave Brown
41Troy Griese (TOY)
Chris Durance
54Mario Formica
Scott Lefebvre
Big Fish12Steve Cox
Andy Dafoe
Aug 14th, 2016
PlaceTeam #Angler1 / Angler 2Weight
131Tony Deboer
John Horton
225Carl Boileau
Kayla Boileau
338David Brown
Jake Lightford
434Adam Howell
Len Horbik
55Glenn Butler
Scott Phillips
Big Fish25Carl Boileau
Kayla Boileau
Jun 19th, 2016
PlaceTeam #Angler1 / Angler 2Weight
138Barry Thompson
Jason Kluver
26Troy Griese
Chris Durance
342Jason Cabrelle
Michael cabrelle
43Kevin Gibbons
Barrie Wilson
516Mario Formica
Scott Lefebvre
Big Fish21Fern Campeau
James Ellick