Kusk (Rat) 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 Results

The 2017 spring phosphorus value of Kusk Lake is 15.0 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Kusk Lake since 2001 is 14.53 µg/L which is below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L, and indicates that this lake is likely mesotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Kusk Lake from 2001-2017 (PDF 8 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on the types of shorelines, view your lake's shoreline classification (PDF 480 KB).

General Information

Kusk (Rat) Lake has 32 permanent residents and 9 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location and Lake Characteristics
Kusk Lake is located in Louise township near the town of Whitefish. Kusk Lake has an area of 174.9 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 10.5 kilometres. For more information on the lake location, view the maps of Kusk Lake.

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

Lake Stewardship
For information about the Kusk (Rat) 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.