Chief 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

Water Quality
Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2018 spring phosphorus value for Chief Lake is 6.1 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Chief Lake since 2003 is 5.41 µg/L which is 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 Chief Lake from 2003 to 2018 (PDF 117 KB).

General Information

Chief Lake has no permanent residents, but has 1 seasonal/recreational resident.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Chief Lake is located in Broder township. Chief Lake has an area of 105.2 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 12.6 kilometres. The maximum depth of Chief Lake is 34 metres. View maps of Chief Lake.

Watershed Information
Chief Lake is located in the East Wanapitei River Watershed. For more information on the watershed, view the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups in the Greater Sudbury area or for information on how to start your own lake association, view the Lake Stewardship Link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
Chief Lake has one documented fish species: Yellow Perch.
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), visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of the website.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.