Round Lake Property Owners Association

Located in the Beautiful Ottawa Valley

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Round Round Lake Challenge

Enjoy being part of a community challenge by going the equivalent of the distance around Round Lake. Any person-propelled method, such as running, walking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming, are acceptable. The total distance is 29 km and it should be done by the Thanksgiving weekend. Encourage your neighbours and family to get out there and push that fitness level all the way around the Lake. Keep in mind the Ontario Public Health guidelines about social distancing.

The distance can be completed all at once, or in segments that add up to 29 km. You can also do it as a group, with each completing a segment that adds up to the total distance.

Those individuals or groups completing the distance will be acknowledged on the Round Lake Property Owners' Association website and on the Friends of the Round Lake Association Facebook page.

Once completing Round the Round send your name, or the name of your group, plus any pictures, to to be posted on the Challenge 2020 page

Bonnechere River Water Management Plan Update

The public meeting on the Plan Amendment on August 10th was well attended. Following a presentation on the proposed amendments to the plan for reducing the impact of the freshette on lake front properties there was a question and answer session. Written comments can be made on the plan and submitted to KHR or Renfrew Power by August 24th. Information is available on the Amendment on the KHR Township and Renfrew Power Generation Sites

Breaking News Oct 4, 2019:

Your RLPOA Board is please to announce that the KHR (stakeholders) Proposed Amendment to the BRWMP has been approved by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

A special thank you to the Honourable Minister of MNRF, John Yakabuski, KHR, Mayor Janice Visneskie Moore, members of Council and staff, and RPG, Operations Manager, Shawn Cameron for their work on this amendment . Approval letter link.

May 14, 2020 Update - KHR Media Release on Water Levels

Message from RLPOA President Rob Norris

Welcome to the Round Lake Property Property Owners web site. Round Lake is located in the Ottawa Valley nestled in between Algonquin Park and the Ottawa River. As the name suggests it is a round lake 6 km in diameter on the Bonnechere River System.

This web site supports and promotes the goal of the RLPOA to represent the 470 residents on the lake on issues related to protecting the natural beauty of the area. Any comments or suggestions on the content or the site are welcome. Please e-mail to

AED Display at AGM

RLPOA July 27 Annual Meeting Highlights

  • Mayor Janet Visneskie-Moore reported on the work of the KHR Council. The local tax was not increased this year however it was a MPAC property assessment year. Taxes collected by KHR go 44% to township, 29% to County and 27% to province - KHR is the tax collector other levels of government. KHR has a large capital program this year that includes a new plow truck, road betterments, roof replacements on two municipal buildings and new fire hall (with provincial contribution of $500k from the province)
  • Robert Blackwell (Renfrew County Paramedic Dept) spoke on the progress of the Township AED program that was initiated at last year's annual meeting. The AED will be township wide and led by the County, RLPOA and KHR. Already three units have been installed around Round Lake. A book sale was conducted at the meeting to raise funds for this project as well members are encouraged to make a donation (tax receipt issued by KHR). Donation Form
  • President Rob outline in detail the progress on obtaining an amendment to the Bonnechere River Water Management Plan. Obtaining an amendment is breaking new ground and has many players that are involved with various interests. It looks hopeful that a amended plan will be in place for next years freshette. A public meeting is scheduled for August 10th at Round Lake Centre
  • Once again the RLPOA is coordinating a Community Garage Sale on Saturday August 3rd from 9 to 1
  • The Nomination Committee presented a slate for new members for the Board that was accepted. There is a number of vacancies....that need volunteers

The RLPOA Association


The Association's business is conducted by an volunteer executive consisting of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary as well as 15 Shore Line Directors. Elections are held each year at the Annual Meeting usually held on the Saturday morning on the weekend before the Civic Holiday Weekend.

Information on RLPOA can be obtained by e-mailing


The RLPOA Bylaws sets out the goals and operation of the Association.


Owners of municipally-taxed waterfront properties located on Round Lake, on the Bonnechere River between the lake and the Tramore dam, or on the tributaries between the lake and County Road 58 or Red Rock Road are welcome to join the association. If there is more than one independent dwelling on a property, each of the households is considered a single property for membership and voting purposes.

A property owner may appoint a designate who has regular use of and responsibility for the property. Designates may hold RLPOA board positions and vote at AGM’s. (Note: There is a maximum of one vote per property.)

The annual membership fee is $20.00 per household. Revenue from membership fees and fundraising activities support many RLPOA programs including: Stewardship (education and water quality monitoring); Safety (Cottage Watch and boating hazard marking); Community Involvement; Communications (newsletters and website); Issues and Negotiations; additional costs such as liability insurance for the association and its volunteers, membership in the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Association (FOCA), and administration.

A majority of members use the mail-in sheet (included with each of the winter, spring and summer newsletters) to send in their information and membership fees. Most importantly, your membership is a vote of support for all the volunteers: executives, shoreline directors and committee members that spend hours of their time looking after your interests.