Originally named Kakwakshebemahgog Lake the Ojibway word meaning “long and narrow” a rather fitting name given the lake’s very long and narrow structure. Situated just north of Minden, Highway 35 passes across the narrows at the northern end of Kushog Lake. Access is available near the highway crossing as well as on the other end of the lake at the Buckslide Dam.
The lake is divided into two different water bodies, the northern arm and the southern arm. The northern arm is significantly deeper with a maximum depth of over 30 meters compared to the max of 14 meters in the southern arm. The northern arm also accesses Lake St Nora for miles of great boating.
Lake Trout and Smallmouth Bass are both present in the lake. The Trout tend to keep to the north due to its depth. The southern portion offers a steady population of smallmouth bass.
Home to the Kushog Lake Property Owners Association you can find more information here.