Our Story

Aerial view of Skeleton Lake and Watershed - credit Bryce Davidson

The Skeleton Lake Cottagers Organization was incorporated in 1989 by some forward thinking cottagers.  James Marshall, Douglas Oliver, Thomas Overton and David Bowlby saw that Skeleton Lake was unique among lakes in Muskoka and needed to be protected for the benefit of generations to come.  

The purpose for which the SLCO was incorporated was:

  • To preserve and protect the natural beauty and quality of Skeleton Lake
  • To provide a collective body to which information may be referred concerning activities on, in, and around the Lake which may affect the quality of the area.
  • To study and report on all municipal and provincial government plans affecting the residents or uses of land or water of Skeleton Lake and vicinity, and to make representations to the various levels of government and/or associations with respect to all such matters.
  • To foster a culture of stewardship through a sense of community and awareness.

Today, the goals of the original founders couldn’t be more important.  The SLCO is committed to ensuring that their foresight and concern for the preservation, conservation and enduring beauty of Skeleton Lake are a legacy we leave for our children and for generations to come.


Our Mission Statement

To ensure the preservation and stewardship of Skeleton Lake and its surrounding watershed by ensuring that the Lake maintains all of its many unique qualities for generations to come.


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