Hanmer 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
The 2018 spring phosphorus value for Hanmer Lake is 4.4 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Hanmer Lake since 2001 is 4.85 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 Hanmer Lake from 2001 to 2018 (PDF 196 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on the types of shorelines, view the lake's shoreline classification (PDF 481 KB).

General Information

Hanmer Lake has 32 permanent residents and 56 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Hanmer Lake is located in Hanmer township. Hanmer Lake has an area of 54.4 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 5.9 kilometres. The maximum depth of Hanmer Lake is 10 metres. View maps of Hanmer Lake.

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

Lake Stewardship
Hanmer Lake is part of the Valley East Ratepayers' Association. For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups of the Greater Sudbury area, visit the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
For more detailed information on the different fish species found in Greater Sudbury lakes follow the fish link.

Aquatic Insects
For more information, view the list of aquatic insects documented in Hanmer Lake.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.