Whitson Lake

Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2023 spring phosphorus value for Whitson Lake is 7.8 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus since for Whitson Lake since 2001 is 6.60 µg/L which is well below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely oligotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Whitson Lake from 2001 to 2023 (PDF 79 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

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

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General Information

Whitson Lake has 40 permanent residents and 21 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Whitson Lake is located in Blezard township. Whitson Lake is 473.4 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 45.9 kilometres. The maximum depth is 17 metres. View maps of Whitson Lake.

Watershed Information
Whitson Lake is located in the Whitson River Watershed. For more information on the watershed,  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 Whitson Lake's documented fish species.

Aquatic Insects
There is currently no data for aquatic insects.

Aquatic Plants
View a list of the documented plant species in Whitson Lake.