Kelly 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 2017 spring phosphorus value for Kelly Lake is 65.0 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Kelly Lake since 2001 is 28.1 µg/L which is above the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L, indicating that this lake is likely eutrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Kelly Lake from 2001-2017 (PDF 91 KB).

General Information

Kelly Lake has no permanent or seasonal/recreational residents.

Location and Lake Characteristics
Kelly Lake is located in McKim, Broder, and Waters townships. Kelly Lake is 340.8 hectares and has a shoreline perimeter of 15.5 kilometres. The maximum depth is 18 metres.  For more inforamtion on the lake location, visit the maps of Kelly Lake

Watershed Information
Kelly Lake is located in the Upper Junction Creek watershed. For more information on 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
View the list of Kelly 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.