Forest 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 Forest Lake is 4.8 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Forest Lake since 2004 is 3.88 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 Forest Lake from 2004 to 2018 (PDF 200 KB).

General Information

Forest Lake has 21 permanent residents, but no seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Forest Lake is located in Broder township. Forest Lake is 15.8 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 2.2 kilometres. The maximum depth of Forest Lake is 12 metres. View maps of Forest Lake.

Watershed Information
Forest Lake is located in the Panache watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
For information regarding the Forest Lake Stewardship group, visit the following Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

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

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.