Skeleton Lake

Vibrant Fall Colours Reflecting off Skeleton Lake in Autumn.
Official NameSkeleton Lake
MunicipalityTownship of Muskoka Lakes
Drainage BasinSkeleton River
Latitude/Longitude45.2506 N -79.4506 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)20.75
Elevation (m asl)281
Mean Depth (m)32
Maximum Depth (m)65
Perimeter (km)42
Island Shoreline (km)17
Clarity (m)9.1
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)<5
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmenthigh; shoreline residential, commercial
Accesspublic; public launch off Hwy 518
Water Level Managementregulated; water level is controlled by MNR-owned and operated dam; flows and levels are governed by the Muskoka River Water Management Plan
Fish Species
Major Fish Speciessmallmouth bass, lake trout, walleye, lake whitefish, burbot

Other Fish Species
rainbow smelt, cisco (lake herring), white sucker, bluntnose minnow, rock bass, brown bullhead, yellow perch, trout-perch, creek chub, lake chub, pumpkinseed, golden shiner, slimy sculpin