McCharles Lake

Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2023 spring phosphorus value for McCharles Lake is 31 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for McCharles Lake since 2001 is 26.18 µg/L which is above the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is eutrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in McCharles Lake from 2001 to 2023 (PDF 78 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on Frenchman Lake shoreline, view the waterfront property map.

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General Information

McCharles Lake has 89 permanent residents and 32 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
McCharles Lake is located in Graham township. McCharles is 150.1 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 12.7 kilometres. The maximum depth of McCharles Lake is 15 metres. View maps of McCharles Lake.

Watershed Information
McCharles Lake is located in the Lower Junction Creek Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the following link: Watershed Map.

Lake Stewardship
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
There is currently not data for fish species.

Aquatic Insects
View a list of documented aquatic insects in McCharles Lake.