About Mississippi Lake
Mississippi Lake is situated in portions of Drummond/North Elmsley, Beckwith and Mississippi Mills townships, in Lanark County. It is the last in a series of lakes in the Mississippi Valley watershed before the Mississippi River reaches the Ottawa River. It is one of the largest inland lakes in South-Eastern Ontario. It has an elevation of 134.4 metres above sea level. The perimeter of the lake is approximately 55.9 kilometres and the deepest point is 9.2 metres.
Mississippi Lake supports a warm water fishery, in particular; Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass.
At last count in 1983, there were 16 resorts, 1498 cottages and 259 permanent houses on the lake.
Read Mississippi Lake State of the Lake Reports
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority and its partner, the Mississippi Valley Lake Stewardship Network, are taking action through Watershed Watch, a program designed to protect and enhance the environmental health of lakes within the watershed. The monitoring results are posted as State of the Lake Reports. Each lake in the program is sampled every five years.