Protecting our lakes today and for future generations – Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Long (Tedious), Pelaw and Redstone Lakes.


Membership Has Its Benefits

Your RLCA Membership will include the following bonuses listed below

Join Us Today!

Welcome and thanks for choosing to renew or become a member. We and other members really appreciate your support. Annual Membership Dues are $30 for 1 year; $60 for 2 years or $80 for 3 years. Dues are non-refundable but can be transferred to new owners.

Submit your registration and payment online by completing the following online form below:

    Are you a returning member or will you be joining us?

    Membership dues are non-refundable but can be transferred to new owners

    (e-Transfers are automatically deposited and do not require a password. Mail completed form and cheque payment to: RLCA, Box 3, West Guilford, Ontario, K0M 2S0)

    Membership FAQs

    Why become a RLCA Member?

    We invite you to join the Redstone Lake Cottagers Association (RLCA) representing Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw and Redstone Lakes. For an annual membership fee of only $30 or $80 for 3 years you will enjoy many benefits as well as a variety of discounts and promotions.

    • We work to protect your property values through close contact with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)
    • We monitor water quality monthly from May to October at several locations on our lakes
    • We are part of the Love Your Lake program. Shoreline assessments were conducted in 2014. Results and recommendations were mailed out to all property owners who participated
    • We alert cottagers of potential issues affecting our lake and properties
    • We have an Annual General Meeting on the second Saturday in July with speakers that address topics of interest to our members; water quality, septic maintenance, shoreline restoration & maintenance, county road maintenance, boating & safety
    • Our Executive interacts with local politicians regularly. Your membership increases our strength in defending your interests
    • RLCA is a member of the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations (CHA)
    • RLCA is a member of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA)
    • RLCA is a member of the Coalition for Equitable Water Flow (CEFW)
    • Our newsletter is distributed monthly as an email to all our members in good standing
    • New members receive a map of the Redstone Group of Lakes and 2 RLCA membership signs
    • We represent Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw and Redstone Lakes
    • Our members in good standing enjoy discounts with a number of our local businesses such as Superior Propane, French’s Septic, as well as many insurance companies. We also enjoy discounts and benefits as members of FOCA.
    • We provide a membership confirmation letter to identify you as a member in good standing of RLCA
    • We have our own website and we are on Facebook and Instagram

    What do Lake Associations do?

    Big, small, old, or new, all lake associations’ purposes are similar – to maintain, protect and improve the quality of its waterways, lakes, and watershed, its membership and property owner’s interests, and the lifestyle and lake community. It is one of the most important tools in building a strong sense of community and well-being for our lake and adding to your property’s value.

    RLCA Membership Signs

    Each new member is entitled to two signs (one for your dock, one for your driveway) and a map of the Redstone Group of Lakes. Please email to arrange for a replacement if needed.

    Membership Payments

    We encourage our members to make their membership payments using eTransfer if they are able to do online banking, this makes it so convenient as it eliminates the need to go to the post office to retrieve the mail and a trip to the bank in Haliburton to deposit the cheque 🙂

    When sending an eTransfer please include your cottage address or your email address in the message section so that we can identify you if there happens to be another member with the same name as you. 

    Helping us with new neighbours – Memberships

    The success of our association depends entirely upon everyone’s annual participation. If you have new lake neighbours who aren’t yet aware of the RLCA, please encourage them to join! Or contact:

    Redstone Lake Cottagers Association is a member of the following organizations

    Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations

    RLCA is a member of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers` Associations (FOCA) which is a non-profit, voluntary organization representing 500 Ontario cottagers’ associations plus individual and corporate supporters.  Since 1963, FOCA has played a key role in ensuring a healthy future for waterfront Ontario.

    As a member of RLCA, you are also a member of FOCA.  Check out the benefits and discounts arranged by FOCA. Visit their website at

    Coalition for Equitable Water Flow

    The Coalition for Equitable Water Flow (CEWF) is a volunteer organization that was formed in August 2006 to represent the interests of approximately 40,000 Ontario taxpayers who own residential shoreline property on the 41 reservoir and 20 flowthrough lakes within the Haliburton Sector of the Trent River watershed. The subwatersheds in the Sector are associated with the following rivers and creeks: Gull River, Burnt River, Mississagua River, Nogies Creek, Eels Creek, and Jack Creek.

    The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations (CHA)

    The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations (CHA) is a member-driven group of approximately 50 property owners’ associations, representing more than 120 waterbodies and 15,000 shoreline properties from across the geographical limits of Haliburton County, in Ontario Canada.

    The CHA is committed to protecting the lakes in Haliburton County by providing resources on blue green algae, invasive species, septic health, low flush toilets, and healthy shorelines.