Red Deer 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 Red Deer Lake is 23.2 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Red Deer Lake since 2003 is 19.57 µg/L which is near the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely eutrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Red Deer Lake from 2003-2018 (PDF 186 KB).

General Information

Red Deer Lake has 52 permanent residents and 60 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Red Deer Lake is located in Cleland township, near the town of Wahnapitae. Red Deer Lake is 158.1 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 19.0 kilometres. View maps of Red Deer Lake.

Watershed Information
Red Deer Lake is located in Red Deer watershed. For more information on the watershed, please click on the 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, please click on the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
For more detailed information on the different fish species found in Greater Sudbury 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.