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Greater Sudbury

Long Lake

Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2016 spring phosphorus value for Long Lake is 5.8 µg/L, which is well below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely oligotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Long Lake from 2001 to 2016 (PDF 172 KB).

Report Card
Download or print a detailed copy of the Long Lake Report Card, which outlines the characteristics and water quality of Long Lake ( PDF 76.4 KB)

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on the types of shorelines, view your lake's shoreline classification (PDF 703 KB).

General Information

Long Lake has 866 permanent residents and 217 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Long Lake is located in Waters, Broder, and Eden townships. Long Lake has an area of 861.3 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 52.9 kilometres. The maximum depth of Long Lake is 36.5 metres. It is 14.5 kilometres in length and in few places more than 0.8 kilometres in width. View maps of Long Lake.

Watershed Information
Long Lake is located in the Panache Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit following link: Watershed Map.

Lake Stewardship
Visit the Long Lake/Black Lake Stewardship Committee link to obtain information about the stewardship group and its activities.

For more information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups in Greater Sudbury or for information on how to start your own lake association, visit the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
For more information, view the list of Long Lake's documented fish species.

Aquatic Insects
For more information about macro invertebrates (aquatic insects),  visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of our website.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.