Skill 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 Skill Lake is 11.6 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Skill Lake since 2001 is 10.54 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 Skill Lake from 2001 to 2018 (PDF 186 KB). 

General Information

Population
Skill Lake has 2 permanent residents and 6 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Skill Lake is located in Denison township. Skill Lake is 112.70 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 10.0 kilometres.

Watershed Information
Skill Lake is located in Fairbank Watershed. For more information on the watershed, please click on the following link: Watershed Map.

Lake Stewardship
For more information about the Skill Lake Stewardship group,  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),  visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of our website.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.