Gordon 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 Gordon Lake is 19.3 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Gordon Lake since 2003 is 10.36 µg/L which is well below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely mesotropic or oligotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Gordon Lake from 2003 to 2018 (PDF 186 KB).

General Information

Gordon has no permanent residents, but has 2 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Gordon Lake is located in Fairbank township. Gordon Lake has an area of 180.0 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 13.7 kilometres. View maps of Gordon Lake.

Watershed Information
Gordon Lake is located in the Mid Vermilion watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups on Greater Sudbury 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 our website.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants