Round Lake Property Owners Association

Located in the Beautiful Ottawa Valley

New email address:

Click on above link to go to Renfrew Freshet Site and Click on Freshet Daily Charts to track daily lake levels for Round Lake.

For reference the peak in 2017 that caused so much damage was 171.92 m (above sea level)

Update April 29th

The water level has now exceeded the 2017 level and there is flooding around the lake. Email blasts have been sent to RLPOA members regarding flood procedures, road closures and the declaration by the Mayor of an emergency under the Emergency Management and Protection Act.

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

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.

Freshet 2019

It's that time of the year. We have had a long winter with a lot of snow and it begs the question what the spring freshet will bring to Round Lake.

We have had a large amount of snow on the ground in Algonquin Park, similar or more than in 2017 and 2016.

The water level has dropped through March much to the credit of our Association and the Township that requested that the water level in the lake be allowed to drop. A Ministerial Order was issued by John Yakabuski, Minister of MNRF to allow the water level in the lake to be lowered below the lower limits in anticipation of the spring run off.

It remains to be seen how the weather will cooperate.

Article from the Pembroke Observer and News for Apr 4, 2019 follows.