Frenchman 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 2016 spring phosphorus value for Frenchman Lake is 2.4 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 Frenchman Lake from 2001 to 2016 (PDF8 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on the types of shorelines on Frenchman lake, view your lake's shoreline classification (PDF 510 KB).

General Information

Frenchman Lake has 37 permanent residents and 28 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Frenchman Lake is located in Wisner and Hanmer townships. Frenchman Lake has an area of 43.8 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 5.3 kilometres. The maximum depth of Frenchman Lake is 18 m. View maps of Frenchman Lake.

Watershed Information
Frenchman Lake is located inthe Upper Vermilion Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
Frenchman Lake is part of the Valley East Ratepayers' Association. For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups in the Greater Sudbury area or for information on how to start your own lake association, visit the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
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.