Lake Rosseau

Beautiful Lake Rosseau in the early morning light.
Official NameLake Rosseau
County/DistrictMuskoka, Parry Sound
MunicipalityTownship of Muskoka Lakes
Township of Seguin
Drainage BasinLake Rosseau
Latitude/Longitude45.1739 N 79.5850 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)63.90
Elevation (m asl)225
Mean Depth (m)24
Maximum Depth (m)89
Perimeter (km)151
Island Shoreline (km)80
Clarity (m)5.4
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)0
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmentintense; urban, commercial, shoreline residential
Accesspublic; public boats launches at Rosseau, Port Carling, Skeleton Bay; private access at numerous marinas; navigation lock from Lake Muskoka at Port Carling water access from Lake Joseph at Port Sandfield and Joseph River
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, cisco, walleye , smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, burbot, black crappie

Other Fish Species
rainbow smelt, spottail shiner, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, creek chub, rock bass, ninespine stickleback, white sucker, golden shiner, slimy sculpin, yellow perch, bluntnose minnow, emerald shiner, logperch