St. Charles 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 St. Charles Lake is 16.0 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for St. Charles Lake since 2001 is 11.36 µg/L which is below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is mesotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in St. Charles Lake from 2001-2018 (PDF 188 KB).

Report Card
Download or print a detailed copy of the St. Charles Lake Report Card, which outlines the characteristics and water quality of St. Charles Lake (PDF 72.9 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

View your lake's shoreline classification (PDF 1186 KB).

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General Information

St. Charles Lake has 259 permanent residents and 9 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
St. Charles Lake is located in Broder and McKim townships. St. Charles Lake is 41.3 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 5.1 kilometres. View maps of St. Charles Lake.

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

Lake Stewardship
For more information about the St. Charles Lake Stewardship group, please click on the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
View a list of St. Charles Lake's documented fish species.

Aquatic Insects
View a list of the documented aquatic insects in St. Charles Lake.

Aquatic Plants
View a list of the documented aquatic plants in St. Charles Lake.