Round Lake Property Owners Association

Located in the Beautiful Ottawa Valley

New email address:

Round Lake Water Levels

The water levels have now returned to their normal levels. A consultation has been put in place by the Provincial Government to look at the causes and future action to better manage the impact on property owners. RLPOA is involved with the process and will keep the membership informed,

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

Annual RLPOA Meeting Saturday July 27th at St. Casimer's Church, registration at 9:00 am, meeting at 9:30 am. Email notice sent out June 25th calling for nominations for the Board. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

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.