Lake of Bays

Overlooking Lake of Bays with reflection of trees.
Official NameLake of Bays
Local NamesFork Lake
MunicipalityTownship of Lake of Bays
Town of Huntsville
Drainage BasinSouth Muskoka River
Latitude/Longitude45.256 N 79.002 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)67.80
Elevation (m asl)316
Mean Depth (m)22
Maximum Depth (m)70
Perimeter (km)167
Island Shoreline (km)31
Clarity (m)
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)0
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmenthigh; urban, shoreline residential, commercial
Accesspublic and private; public launches at Old Hwy 117, South Portage Road, Rabbit Bay, Dwight; private access through several marinas
Water Level Managementregulated; water level is controlled by MNR owned and operated dam in Baysville; flows and levels are governed by the Muskoka River Water Management Plan
Fish Species
Major Fish Speciesbrook trout, lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, black crappie

Other Fish Species
rainbow smelt, longnose sucker, white sucker, brown bullhead, burbot, trout-perch, rock bass, yellow perch, bluntnose minnow, common shiner, mottled sculpin, pumpkinseed, slimy sculpin