Ella 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: www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-environmental-cleaning.pdf?la=en





Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results

The 2018 spring phosphorus value for Ella Lake is 18.1 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Ella Lake since 2001 is 6.78 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 2001-2018 (PDF 195 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

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.