Makada (Black) 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 Makada Lake is 8.0 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Makada Lake since 2001 is 6.54 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 Makada 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 481 KB).

General Information

Makada Lake has 87 permanent residents and 50 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Makada Lake is located in Waters township. Makada Lake is 353.8 hectares in size with a shoreline perimeter of 19.8 kilometres. View maps of Makada Lake.

Watershed Information
Makada Lake is located in the Panache Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
For information about the Makada (Black) Lake Stewardship group, visit the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
For more detailed information on the differrent 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.