Minnow 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 2018 spring phosphorus value for Minnow Lake is 24.9 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Minnow Lake since 2001 is 37.55 µg/L which well exceeds the Provincial Water Quality Objectives and indicates that this lake is eutrophic.
For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Minnow Lake from 2001-2018 (PDF 189 KB).


Report Card

Download or print a detailed copy of the Minnow Lake Report Card, which outlines the characteristics and water quality of Minnow Lake (PDF 76.1 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

View your lake's shoreline classification (PDF 390 KB).

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General Information


Minnow Lake has 105 permanent residents, but no seasonal/recreational residents.


Location & Lake Characteristics
Minnow Lake is located in McKim township. Minnow Lake has an area of 20.9 hectares and has a shoreline perimeter of 2.1 kilometres. The maximum depth of the lake is 3 metres. View maps of Minnow Lake.


Watershed Information
Minnow Lake is located in the Ramsey Watershed. For more information on the watershed visit the following link: Watershed Map.


For more information on the history of Minnow Lake visit the Minnow Lake website.


Lake Stewardship
The Minnow Lake Restoration Group has been in existence for over 25 years and strives to restore the lake and surrounding area.


For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups in Greater Sudbury or for information on how to start your own lake association, please click on the Lake Stewardship link.


Biological Characteristics


Fish Species
View the list of fish species documented in Minnow Lake.


Aquatic Insects

View the list of aquatic insects documented in Minnow Lake.


Aquatic Plants
View the list of aquatic plants documented in Minnow Lake.