Clearwater 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 Results
The 2018 spring phosphorus value for Clearwater Lake is 4.7 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Clearwater Lake since 2004 is 3.49 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 Clearwater Lake from 2004 to 2018 (PDF 117 KB).

General Information

Clearwater Lake has 106 permanent residents and 22 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Clearwater Lake is located 13 km south of downtown Sudbury in Broder and Tilton townships. Clearwater Lake is 76.0 hectares in size with a shoreline perimeter of 5.0 kilometres. The maximum depth of Clearwater Lake is 21.5 metres. It has a volume of 64.2 x 105 m3. View maps of Clearwater Lake.

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

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

Biological Characteristics

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

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

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.