Lake Joseph

Morning mist breaks over the glassy still Lake Joseph.
Official NameLake Joseph
Local NameLake Joe, Little Lake Joseph
County/DistrictMuskoka, Parry Sound
MunicipalityTownship of Muskoka Lakes
Township of Seguin
Drainage BasinLake Rosseau
Latitude/Longitude45.176 N 79.730 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)54.60
Elevation (m asl)225
Mean Depth (m)25
Maximum Depth (m)93
Perimeter (km)140
Island Shoreline (km)91
Clarity (m)6.7
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)0
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmentintense; urban, commercial, shoreline residential
Accesspublic; public launches in Cox Bay, Foot’s Bay and numerous marinas
Water Level Managementregulated; water level is controlled by an MNR owned and operated dam at Port Carling; flows and levels are governed by the Muskoka River Water Management Plan
Fish Species
Major Fish Specieslake trout, lake whitefish, smallmouth bass, northern pike, muskellunge, burbot, black crappie, walleye, largemouth bass

Other Fish Species
white sucker, brown bullhead, cisco, spottail shiner, trout-perch, central mudminnow, rainbow smelt, slimy sculpin, bluntnose minnow, margined madtom, mottled sculpin, blacknose shiner, creek chub, ninespine stickleback, brook stickleback, pumpkinseed, banded killifish, yellow perch, Iowa darter, rock bass, golden shiner