There are many lake and ratepayers associations in Muskoka. Many of these organizations actively work to protect our water resources.
A lake association provides a sense of community and can play a vital role in developing a stewardship program. Common interests and goals can be voiced and appropriate actions can be taken to achieve them. Associations link residents together on the basis of the same overall goal - the betterment of their lake.
The Federation of Ontario Cottager's Associations (FOCA) can provide information on how to form your own lake association . They can tell you what you will need to begin and what the first priorities are after you have found a strong volunteer base. They can also provide guidance on how to find and retain members, membership dues and volunteer appreciation.
The Washington State Department of Ecology is also a great starting point for forming a lake association. This website lists why a lake association would benefit your lake community, where to start, and how to prepare for the first meeting. It also provides ideas for association projects.
Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations
Bella Rebecca Community Association
Brandy Lake Association
Fairy Lake Association
Georgian Bay Association
Gloucester Pool Cottagers Association
Huntsville-Lake of Bays Lakes Council
Kahshe Lake Ratepayers Association
Lake of Bays Association
Mary Lake Association
Moon River Property Owners' Association
Morrison Lake Association
Muldrew Lake Association
Muskoka Lakes Association
Muskoka Ratepayers' Association
Peninsula Lake Association
Ril Lake Association
Six Mile Lake Cottagers' Association
Skeleton Lake Cottagers' Organization
Three Mile Lake Association
Lake Vernon Association
There are many additional lake associations that are not included here. To find out more about local lake associations contact your local municipal office.
If your association has a website that is not listed please let us know.