Our Lake

Papineau Lake Dump Hours (Papineau Lake Landfill- 113 South Papineau Lake Rd).

Summer Hours

Wednesday: 12:00pm- 5:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am-12:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm- 7:00pm

Winter Hours

Wednesday: 12:00pm- 5:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm- 5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm- 5:00pm

Charitable Donations

Thanks to all of you who contributed your PLCA dues, the association was able to make a $1000 donation to the Maynooth and area food bank and a $1000 donation to the Maynooth library where the funds will be used to enhance the libraries information regarding Indigenous People. Your contributions make a difference and allow us to help the local community.

Road Upgrade Plan

The cottage road from the bridge near South Papineau Lake Road to Big Point Road was paved late last fall. It is an excellent job, and the new road is smooth, and the dust is a thing of the past. Centreview is currently scheduled to be upgraded in 2023. Additional information on road repairs and the 5-year plan can be found at

https://hastingshighlands.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Hastings-Highlands-Road-Needs-Study-2020-Update-5- Year-Plan.pdf

Water Testing

The PLCA has entered into the Lake Partner Program with the Ministry of the Environment.  The program provides testing for Total Phosphorous (TP) in our lake water.  TP concentrations are ideally used to interpret lake nutrient status since phosphorus is the element that controls the growth of algae in most Ontario lakes. Increases in phosphorus may decrease water clarity by stimulating algal growth. In extreme cases, algal blooms will affect the aesthetics of the lake and/or cause taste and odour problems in the water.  The MOE provides a document for interpreting Phosphorous results.

The MOE did the intial test in May of 2013.  The result is posted on the Ministry web site.  Data from testing by lake volunteers in the summer and fall of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 is posted below.

Latitude Longitude TP1 TP2
452064 774886 31-Jul-17 6.6 4.4
452064 774886 30-Jun-16 6.4 4.4
452064 774886 05-Sep-15 5.2 4.6
452064 774886 09-Jul-15 6.0 5.8
452064 774886 09-Oct-14 4.4 4.2
452064 774886 07-Sep-14 3.2 4.0
452064 774886 07-Aug-14 3.8 3.4
452064 774886 04-Jul-14 3.8 3.8
452018 774853 15-May-13 4.2 4.0

Marker Buoys

No. Location No Sponsor Latitude/longitude
1 Large rock off the small island 1 David Pilote 45.333986,-77.815093
2 The shoal between the island and Weber Point 1 David Pilote 45.332781,-77.8089
3 The shoal off the point at Frank Mueller’s place 2 Bill Bateman 45.325047,-77.807989
4 The shoal north of Birch Point 1 Tod Babin 45.321842,-77.797515
5 The shallow water south west of Weber Point 1 Bill Bateman 45.328517,-77.802822
6 The sand shoal off Clark and Cone’s cottage 1 Paul Harris 45.350347,-77.809108
7 The sand shoal off McLean’s cottage 1 Paul Harris 45.359489,-77.837494
8 The shoal off Heath’s cottage 1 Paul Harris 45.361586,-77.841487
9 The long shoal at the north end of the lake 3 Kevin McClintock 45.364769,-77.8452
10 The shoal off Rene’s cottage 1 Kevin McCintock 45.366942,-77.844217
11 The large rock near Steele’s cottage 1 Kevin McClintock 45.366511,-77.842944