Bethel Lake

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
The 2017 spring phosphorus value for Bethel Lake is 28.0 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Bethel Lake since 2001 is 43.09 µg/L, much higher than Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and which indicates that this lake is very eutrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Bethel Lake from 2001-2017 (PDF 95 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on Bethel Lake shoreline, view the waterfront property map (PDF 405 KB).

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General Information

Bethel Lake has 56 permanent residents, but no seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Characteristics
Bethel Lake is located in McKim township. Bethel Lake is 31.2 hectares in size with a shoreline perimeter of 2.4 kilometers.  The maximum depth of is 4 meters. View maps of Bethel Lake.

Watershed Information
Bethel Lake is located in the Ramsey Watershed. For more information on the watershed, please click on the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups of the Greater Sudbury area, please click on the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

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

Aquatic Insects
For more information, view the list of aquatic insects documented in Bethel Lake.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.