Ella Lake

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 Ella Lake is 5.8 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Ella Lake since 2001 is 6.7 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 Ella Lake from 2001-2019 (PDF 391 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on the health of Ella Lake shoreline, view the lake's shoreline classification (PDF 662 KB).

General Information

Population
Ella Lake has 28 permanent residents and 59 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Ella Lake is located in Capreol township. Ella Lake is 166.1 hectares in size with a shoreline perimeter of 17.7 kilometres. The maximum depth of Ella Lake is 24 metres. View maps of Ella Lake.

Watershed Information
Ella Lake is located in the Wanapitei watershed. For more information on the watershed, follow 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, visit the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
Ella Lake is one of the Sudbury area lakes that contains Lake Trout.

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 our website.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.