Ironside 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
The 2017 spring phosphorus value for Ironside Lake is 7.0 µg/L The average total spring phosphorus for Ironside Lake since 2001 is 5.78 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 Ironside Lake from 2001-2017 (PDF 5 KB).

General Information

Ironside Lake has 0 permanent residents but has 38 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Ironside Lake is located in Hutton township. Ironside has an area of 80.4 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 10.8 kilometres. 

Watershed Information
Ironside Lake is located in the Roberts River Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the Watershed Map link . 

Lake Stewardship
For more information about the Ironside Lake Stewardship group,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.