Joe 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 Results
The 2018 spring phosphorus value for Joe Lake is 5.3 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Joe Lake since 2001 is 4.41 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 Joe Lake from 2001 to 2018 (PDF 201 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For information on the types of shorelines, view your lake's shoreline classification (PDF 590 KB).

General Information

Joe Lake has 30 permanent residents and 45 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Joe Lake is located in Wisner township. Joe Lake has an area of 216.2 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 18.7 kilometres. The maximum depth of Joe Lake is 34 metres. To view the maps, follow the maps link for Joe Lake.

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

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

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
View the list of Joe Lake's documented fish species.

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.