Skill 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 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

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.