McCrea 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 McCrea Lake is 8.2 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for McCrea Lake since 2001 is 10.19 µg/L which is below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely mesotrophic or oligotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in McCrea Lake from 2001 to 2018 (PDF 186 KB).

General Information

McCrea Lake has 84 permanent residents and no seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
McCrea Lake is located in Blezard township. McCrea Lake is 15.7 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 2.6 kilometres. The maximum depth of McCrea Lake is 4 metres. View maps of McCrea Lake.

Watershed Information
McCrea Lake is located in the Whitson River Watershed. For more information on the watershed visit following link: Watershed Map.

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
For more detailed information on the different fish species found in Greater Sudbury lakes follow the fish link.

Aquatic Insects
For more information about macro invertebrates (aquatic insects), please visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of our website.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.