Lake Muskoka

Beautiful fall colour foliage reflecting on a very still Lake Muskoka.
Official NameLake Muskoka
MunicipalityTownship of Muskoka Lakes
Drainage BasinMuskoka River
Latitude/Longitude45.054 N -79.475 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)121
Elevation (m asl)225
Mean Depth (m)18
Maximum Depth (m)73
Perimeter (km)269
Island Shoreline (km)209
Clarity (m)3.5
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)0
Provincial ParksHardy Lake Provincial Park
Shoreline Developmentintense; urban, commercial, shoreline residential
Accesspublic; public launches in Bracebridge – George Road, Beaumont Drive; Gravenhurst – Muskoka Wharf; Bala; Milford Bay and others; private access through several marinas
Water Level Managementregulated; water level is controlled by MNR owned and operated dams at Bala; flows and levels are governed by the Muskoka River Water Management Plan
Fish Species
Major Fish Speciesbrook trout, lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, rainbow smelt, northern pike, burbot, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye

Other Fish Species
longnose sucker, white sucker, lake chub, golden shiner, common shiner, blacknose shiner, spottail shiner, spotfin shiner, bluntnose minnow, black bullhead, brown bullhead, margined madtom, trout-perch, rock bass, pumpkinseed, black crappie, yellow perch, Iowa darter, logperch, cisco, slimy sculpin, Spoonhead Sculpin