Richard 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 2017 spring phosphorus value for Richard Lake is 7.0 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Richard Lake since 2001 is 8.76 µg/L which is 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 Richard Lake from 2001-2017 (PDF 5 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

View your lake's shoreline classification (PDF 542 KB).

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General Information

Richard Lake has 106 permanent residents and 15 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Richard Lake is located in Dill township. Richard Lake is 83.6 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 6.7 kilometres. The maximum depth is 9 metres.  For more information, view the maps of Richard Lake.

Watershed Information
Richard Lake is located in the Panache Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visti the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
The Richard Lake Stewardship Committee are an active stewardship group.

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 information, view a list of documented fish species in Richard Lake.

Aquatic Insects 
For more information, view a list of documented aquatic insects in Richard Lake.

Aquatic Plants
For more information, view a list of documented aquatic plants in Richard Lake.