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Peninsula Lake

Pink sky in the morning over a calm Peninsula Lake.

Location
Official NamePeninsula Lake
Local NamesPen Lake
County/DistrictMuskoka
MunicipalityTown of Huntsville
Township of Lake of Bays
Drainage BasinMuskoka River – Mary Lake
Latitude/Longitude
45.338 N 79.100 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)8.40
Elevation (m asl)284
Mean Depth (m)11.7
Maximum Depth (m)37
Perimeter (km)29.8
Island Shoreline (km)
Clarity (m)
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)0
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmenthigh; shoreline residential, commercial
Accesspublic; public launches: beside Tally-Ho Inn off Hwy 60; SE end of lake off North Portage Road; Huntsville town docks via Fairy Lake.
Water Level Management
regulated; water level is control by an MNR owned and operated dam at outlet of Fairy Lake; flows and levels and levels are governed by the Muskoka River Water Management Plan
Fish Species
Major Fish Speciesbrook trout, lake trout, cisco (lake herring), lake whitefish, rainbow smelt, northern pike, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, Walleye), Black Crappie

Other Fish Species
blacknose shiner, blackchin shiner, common shiner, bluntnose minnow, northern redbelly dace, white sucker, longnose sucker, brown bullhead, Iowa darter, pumpkinseed