Raft Lake

COVID-19 Update – July 16, 2021

As of Friday, July 16, Greater Sudbury will enter step three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province.

Seven municipal beaches are open with lifeguard supervision from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2018 spring phosphorus value for Raft Lake is 8.0 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Raft Lake since 2001 is 6.37 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 Raft Lake from 2001 to 2018 (PDF 187 KB).

General Information

Population
Raft Lake has 21 permanent residents and 8 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Raft Lake is located in Broder and Dill townships. Raft Lake is 109.6 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 9.3 kilometres. The maximum depth of Raft Lake is 14 metres. View maps of Raft Lake.

Watershed Information
Raft Lake is located in the East Wanapitei River Watershed. For more information on the watershed, please click on the following link: Watershed Map.

Lake Stewardship
The Raft Lake Rate Payers Association are stewards of the lake.

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 a list of Raft Lake's documented fish species.

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.