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Kahshe Lake
Location Muskoka, Ontario
Basin countries Canada

Kahshe Lake is a lake in the Muskoka region in Ontario, Canada near Gravenhurst.

Kahshe is the forth largest lake in the region and has approximately 600 cottages. The lake is tea-coloured, containing a high level of dissolved organics.

Name

The lake name Ka-shesheb-agam-ag is a First Nations term that may mean 'where there are-ducks-lake-place', thus 'Lake of Many Ducks'; compare Ojibwe jishib 'duck'; the following are spurious (Carl Masthay, St. Louis, 2009): Kah-Lake, She-Many, Bog-Ducks,a-and, Mog or Maug-Loons, therefore Lake of Many Many Ducks and Loons (researched by Ken Little). Other people claim that it means Lake of Many Islands or "Lake of Healing Waters".

Description

The west side of Kahse Lake is shallow while the east side is deep. Both areas have many shallow rock hazards with no marker buoys. A public beach, boating docks and a boat launch are located off North Kahshe Lake Road.

Events

Kahshe Lake has been featured on fishing shows and in a Tim Hortons television commercial. Residents have been staging the Kahshe Lake regatta, for over fifty years. Lake Kahshe also has barn dances, a Labour Day concert, and the Rockhaven Inn craft sale. As well as the bi-yearly Muskoka Seaflea Fleafest event.

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