Huntsville area lakes, including Lake of Bays: ice free
Oxtongue Lake: about half open. There are big sheets of ice floating around the southern end of the lake and the bay in front of our store . Given the weather forecast I would predict that Oxtongue Lake will be completely open in the next few days.
Algonquin Park (lakes that can be seen from Hwy 60):
- Smoke Lake: ice-covered with about 20' of open water around the shoreline
- Lake of Two Rivers: half open. This lake, like Rock Lake, is part of the Madawaska River system and has a a lot of flow in and out of each end, helping move things along.
- Opeongo Lake: I'll have a first hand report, and hopefully pictures, tomorrow.
- Canoe Lake: check the Electric Penguin report
Just because there is open water doesn't mean it is a good idea to go boating. Water levels are extremely high at the moment and water temperatures extremely cold. These factors combine to make any boating activity, especially canoeing and kayaking, a risky undertaking.