Moon River

Moon River on a sunny day.
Official NameMoon River
Local NameBala Reach
MunicipalityTownship of Muskoka Lakes
Drainage BasinMoon River, Musquash River
Latitude/Longitude45.025 N 79.642 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)3.07
Elevation (m asl)225
Mean Depth (m)
Maximum Depth (m)
Perimeter (km)
Island Shoreline (km)
Clarity (m)
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)10
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmenthigh
Accesspublic; boat launch and public docks in Bala
Water Level Managementregulated; water level is controlled by Ontario Power Generation owned and operated dams at Swift Rapids Generating Station and Moon River control dam; flows and levels are governed by the Muskoka River Water Management Plan
Fish Species
Major Fish Speciesnorthern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, black crappie, walleye

Other Fish Species
brown bullhead, emerald shiner, hornyhead chub, logperch, longnose dace, pumpkinseed, rock bass, white sucker, yellow perch, rainbow smelt