Beaver Lake (Big)

COVID-19 Update – July 16, 2021

As of Friday, July 16, Greater Sudbury will enter step three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province.

Seven municipal beaches are open with lifeguard supervision from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2019 spring phosphorus value for Big Beaver Lake was 14.9 ug/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Big Beaver Lake since 2001 is 15.9 ug/L which is below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of    20.0 ug/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 2001-2019 (PDF 391 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.