Vermilion Lake

Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2022 spring phosphorus value for Vermilion Lake is 7.7 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Vermillion Lake since 2001 is 10.3 µg/L which is below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely mesotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Vermilion Lake from 2001 to 2022 (PDF 30 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on Vermilion Lake shoreline, view the waterfront property map.

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General Information

Vermilion Lake has 145 permanent and 89 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Vermilion Lake is located in Fairbank township. Vermilion Lake is 1126.6 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 32.4 kilometres. The maximum depth of Vermilion Lake is 12 metres. The level and outflow volume of Vermilion Lake are controlled by the Stobie Dam, which is located at the east end outlet. View maps of Vermilion Lake.

Watershed Information
Vermilion Lake is located in the mid-Vermilion Watershed. The drainage basin's topography is characterized by rugged Precambrian terrain, which covers an area of about 2850 square kilometres. Of that, 778 square kilometres are in the Onaping River Watershed below the influence of Bannerman Creek, while the remainder is in the Vermilion River Watershed. For more information on the watershed, please click on the following link: Watershed Map.

Lake Stewardship
For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups in Greater Sudbury or for information on how to start your own lake association, click on the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

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

Aquatic Insects
There is currently no data for aquatic insects.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.