Greens 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 2017 spring phosphorus value for Greens Lake is 15.9 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Greens Lake since 2001 is 15.7 µg/L which is below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely oligotrophic or mesotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Greens Lake for 2001-2017 (PDF 4 KB).

General Information

Greens Lake does not have any permanent or seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Greens Lake is located in Capreol township. Greens Lake is 34.0 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 2.3 kilometres. The maximum depth of Greens Lake is 32 metres. View maps of Greens Lake.

Watershed Information
Greens Lake is located in the Upper Vermilion Watershed. For more information about the watershed, visit 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
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.