Lake Clear Conservancy


A Land Trust in the Upper Ottawa Valley

The Lake Clear Conservancy is dedicated to the conservation of the natural heritage of Lake Clear and its watershed.

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Big Rock at Lake Clear photo credit G Green

Islands Protected for Future Generations

LCC-Owned Shoreline (Linear Feet)

LCC-Managed Shoreline (linear feet)

What is a Land Trust?

A land trust is a non-government, charitable organization whose sole purpose is conservation.  In the case of the Lake Clear Conservancy (LCC), our conservation focus is the natural heritage and water quality of Lake Clear and the Bonnechere River Watershed, of which Lake Clear is a part.  Land trusts can own land outright and can also hold conservation easements, donated by private landowners who want to protect their land but want to retain ownership.  Properties owned by the LCC are held in perpetuity for public benefit and for the enjoyment of future generations. The LCC also promotes good environmental practices by providing relevant information to landowners, campers, and other lake users.

Alone, we can do so little;
together, we can do so much.

- Helen Keller

About Lake Clear Conservancy

 Learn about our history and who we are.

Natural & Cultural Heritage

 Explore the riches that Lake Clear offers.

Island Wilderness Camping

The booking calendar is open! Reserve your site(s) for this year’s camping season that runs from the May long weekend to Thanksgiving weekend.

Protecting Lake Clear

In 1998, a small group of concerned people met to discuss ways to preserve and protect the natural beauty, water quality, and wildlife of Lake Clear. The result of that meeting was the Lake Clear Conservancy, an all-volunteer, non-government, charitable organization. The LCC is working for everyone who loves Lake Clear. We are your local, community land trust, and we hope you will join us.

In the News

May 1st – Opening of Camping Reservations

May 1st – Opening of Camping Reservations

The camping reservation system opens on May 1st each year for the coming camping season. ALL dates - from the May long weekend through to Thanksgiving - will be made available at that time. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis for up to one week at a...


Featured Initiatives

Seagull Management Program – 2023

Seagull Management Program – 2023

Background -  The Lake Clear Conservancy (LCC) acquired Lornie Foran Island in 2006. Seagulls breeding on the island went from being a nuisance at that time to being a water quality problem in more recent years, as indicated by higher phosphorus and E.coli levels...

Lake Clear Conservancy Timeline


LCC Incorporated


Green Island & The Twins acquired


LCC Designated Charitable Organization


LCC Administration of Wilderness Camping

(MNRF Land Use Permit) on Crown-owned Islands of Lake Clear


Lornie Foran Island acquired


Cherry Island 100% acquired

The Lake Clear Conservancy is your community land trust. Together we can preserve, maintain and improve the things we all love and enjoy - crystal clear waters, magnificent views, unspoiled islands and scenic shorelines. Clean water and unspoiled wilderness are rare; Lake Clear is a treasure. The LCC is a means for everyone who values these qualities to work together in a coordinated manner.

- Lake Clear Conservancy

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