Lake of Bays Water Analysis


Lake of Bays

Lake of Bays Water Analysis is good news! The Lake of Bays Association Environment Committee coordinated volunteers to collect samples of Lake of Bays water for analysis of total phosphorus concentrations five times during the summer of 2015.  Good News! The total phosphorus concentrations were well below applicable guidelines indicating excellent water quality.

Here is a link to the water quality report Click here to read the report

Lake of Bays Muskoka is a favourite all season destination for the recreationist and sports enthusiasts, offering many kilometres of winding paths and long lake runs to go swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, sailing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, alpine and nordic skiing, skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing or dog sledding.  Alternatively, it’s the perfect location for a quiet relaxing getaway!  Stay where the welcome mat is always out at our variety of first class resorts, lodges and family cottages.

The second largest lake in the Muskoka River Watershed, Lake of Bays, Muskoka boasts 563 kilometres of shoreline and is thought to be 260 ft deep in places.  The area even has a legendary lake monster which many believe is a hoax and others have sworn to have seen and signed statements as far back as 1959 to the fact.

Lake of Bays was previously known as Baptiste Lake, Forked Lake and Lake of Two Bays. It was named Lake of Bays in 1853 by Alexander Murray of the Geological Survey of Canada. The Lake of Bays township is in named for the lake.

The lakes that feed into Lake of Bays Muskoka  are Smoke and Tea Lakes in Algonquin Park and Kawagama Lake, as well as other rivers and creeks. The irregular shape of the lake is defined by many bays such as Rabbit’s Bay, Burnt Island Bay, Whitehouse Bay, Portage Bay, Muskrat Bay, Haystack Bay, Ten Mile Bay, Dwight Bay,Trading Bay and Murky Bay.


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