Beaver Lake (Big)

COVID Update:

No lifeguard supervision will take place at municipal beaches. 

Washroom facilities at the following waterfront areas will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, beginning Friday, June 26:
•    Bell Park Main Beach
•    Capreol Public Beach (portable washrooms)
•    Kalmo Beach
•    Meatbird Lake Park
•    Moonlight Beach
•    Nepawhin Lake Park
•    Whitewater Lake Park 

Washrooms will be maintained by Parks Services staff, in line with the Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings guidelines set out by Public Health Ontario. The guidelines can be found here:





Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2017 spring phosphorus value for Big Beaver Lake was 17.3 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Big Beaver Lake since 2001 is 15.8 µg/L which is below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely mesotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Big Beaver Lake from 2001-2017 (PDF 172 KB).

General Information

Location & Lake Characteristics
Big Beaver Lake is located in Lorne township. Big Beaver Lake has an area of 20.10 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 2.90 kilometres.

Watershed Information
Big Beaver Lake is in the lower Vermilion watershed. For more information on the watershed, please click on the following Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
For information regarding the Beaver Lake Stewardship group, please click on the Lake Stewardship link

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
For more detailed information on the different fish species found in Greater Sudbury follow the fish link.

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

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.