Hanmer 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
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

Population
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.