Windy 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 2017 spring phosphorus value for Windy Lake is 6.2 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Windy Lake since 2001 is 3.9 µg/L which is well below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is oligotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Windy Lake from 2001-2017 (PDF 6 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

View your waterfront property (PDF 490 KB).

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General Information

Windy Lake has 57 permanent residents and 91 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Windy Lake is located in Dowling township. It is accessible off highway 144, approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Sudbury. Windy Lake has an area of 1,129.0 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 40.4 kilometres. View maps of Windy Lake.

Watershed Information
Windy Lake is located in Onaping River Watershed. For more information on the watershed,  click on the following link: Watershed Map.

Lake Stewardship
For more information about the Windy Lake Stewardship Committee or for information on how to start your own stewardship group,  click on the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

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

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.