St. Charles 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 2019 spring phosphorus value for St. Charles Lake is 13.7 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for St. Charles Lake since 2001 is 12.2 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 2001-201 (PDF 392 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

Population
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.