Stewart Lake

Introducing Stewart Lake

Stewart Lake is a beautiful lake located in both the Township of Muskoka Lakes and the Township of Georgian Bay. Like several lakes in the region, the surrounding area is comprised of rolling hills and granite bedrock commonly known as Pre-Cambrian Shield.

Activities on the lake

Because Stewart Lake is a small waterbody nestled among other smaller bodies of water, it is an ideal place for rest and relaxation. Lounge out on your dock and enjoy the fantastic sunsets, or gather with friends around the fire pit under the picturesque view of the night stars.

A calm and clear lake, Stewart Lake is a water enthusiast’s dream. Grab your kayak or canoe and paddle around Dolly Island. Or head to the public beach in Mactier for a perfect swimming spot, picnic area and playground for the kids.

Exploring the area

If you are looking for some fun off the water, stop in at any of the local shops in idyllic downtown Mactier. Sit down for an incredible meal at Chef Henrie’s Bistro; the menu changes every week.

Official NameStewart Lake
MunicipalityTownship of Georgian Bay
Drainage BasinNorth Muskoka River
Latitude/Longitude45.143 N 79.765 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)1.5
Elevation (m asl)235
Mean Depth (m)7
Maximum Depth (m)20
Perimeter (km)10
Island Shoreline (km)0.5
Clarity (m)3
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)5
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmentintense; urban, shoreline residential
Accesspublic; boat launch and public park in MacTier
Water Level Managementregulated; water level is controlled by an MNR-owned dam
at outlet; dam is not operated
Fish Species
Major Fish Speciessmallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, black crappie
Other Fish Speciesrainbow smelt, white sucker, golden shiner, pumpkinseed, rock bass, brown bullhead, walleye, yellow perch