Matagamasi 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 Matagamasi Lake is 4.8 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Matagamasi Lake since 2005 is 4.11 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 Matagamasi Lake from 2005 to 2018 (PDF 185 KB).

General Information

Location & Lake Characteristics
Matagamasi Lake is located in Rathburn township. Matagamasi Lake has an area of 1 317.10 hectares and a shoreline length of 107.90 kilometres.

Watershed Information
Matagamasi Lake is located in the Kukagami watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the following link: Watershed Map.

Lake Stewardship
Matagamasi Lake is part of the Kukagami Lake Campers' Association. For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups in the Greater Sudbury area or for information on how to start your own lake association, visit the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
For more information, view the list of Matagamasi 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.