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Sparrow Lake - (Gravenhurst)

Sparrow Lake is situated north-west of the town of Orillia and south of the town of Gravenhurst, Ontario and approximately 150 kilometres and a 1.5 hour drive north of the Greater Toronto Area. Sparrow Lake is the most southerly lake in the popular Muskoka tourist region.

The lake was named after a William Sparrow, an Englishman, who fished and hunted the area in the 19th century. He disappeared one summer giving rise to stories that he may have been murdered.

It is also slightly famous as being the northern setting for the Showcase TV show Paradise Falls. Various settings and lodges around the lake were used for filming. It is also home to Sparrow Lake Camp (founded 1912), the oldest children's recreational camp operated by the United Church of Canada.

There is an abundance of resorts and lodges on the lake. There are also two golf courses, Lake St. George Golf Club and Evergreen Golf Center within 3 km.

This shallow, fresh body of water is a part of the Trent-Severn Waterway, a series of rivers, lakes and canals running southwest from Severn Sound on the eastern shore of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay, up the Severn River, through Lake Couchiching, Lake Simcoe and the Kawartha Lakes and down the Trent River across south-central Ontario to the northern shore of Lake Ontario.

The lake is approximately 7 kilometres in length and between 1 and 2 kilometres in width, with a maximum depth of approximately 12 metres and an average depth of approximately 4 metres. The main inflow and outflow is the Severn River, which in turn drains the Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Black River watersheds. Other inflows are the Kahshe River (Kahshe Lake/Gartersnake) and the Beaver Creek watersheds.

Situated on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield, the lake is spotted with granite islands and surrounded by rocky, well-treed shorelines. Shoreline development consists mainly of road-access recreational cottage properties with several resorts and full-service marinas accessible by road and water.

Average traveling time from the GTA to Sparrow Lake - (Gravenhurst) is 1 hour 34 mins


Sparrow Lake Size
1140 ha (2817 Acres)
The median size lake in our area is 71 ha or 175 Acres (average size 398 ha)
Sparrow Lake max Depth 16 m (52 ft)
The median depth of lakes in our area is 13.5 m or 44 ft (average depth 18 m)
Sparrow Lake Altitude 214 m (702 ft)
The median altitude of lakes in our area is 290 m or 951 ft (average Altitude is 289 m)
Water Clarity (median 3.2 m) 3.20 m (10ft)
The median Secchi Depth of lakes in our area is 3.2 m or 10 ft (average Secchi Depth is 3 m)
Percentage of Shoreline which is wetland 7 %
The median Percentage of Shoreline which is wetland of lakes in our area is 9 % (average Percentage of shoreline which is wetland 10.269230769231) %
Phosphorus content in water 12.50 ug/L
The median Phosphorus content in the water of lakes in our area is 8.45 ug/l (average Phosphorus content 9.1030769230769 ug/L
Watershed Area feeding the Lake (excluding lake)145.0 km2 (35830 acres)
Lake Trout found in LakeNo
Drainage BasinSevern River
Sparrow Lake is in the District ofMuskoka -
Sparrow Lake is in the Municipality ofGravenhurst -
Public Access to Sparrow Lake
Much of the above data for Sparrow Lake is compliments of the Muskoka Water Web maintained by The District Municipality of Muskoka

Topographical Map of Sparrow Lake in Gravenhurst

Topographical Map of Sparrow Lake in Municipality of Gravenhurst and the District of Muskoka

Legend

Building as Symbol on Topo map of Sparrow LakeBuildings surrounding Sparrow Lake
Building to Scale on Topo map of Sparrow LakeBuildings surrounding Sparrow Lake
Conservation Area on Topo map of Sparrow LakeConservation Area surrounding Sparrow Lake
Contour on Topo map of Sparrow LakeContours of land surrounding Sparrow Lake
Index_Contour on Topo map of Sparrow LakeIndex Contour
Rapids on Topo map of Sparrow LakeRapids
Spot Height on Topo map of Sparrow LakeSpot Height
Water Falls on Topo map of Sparrow LakeWater Falls
Water_Falls or Rapids on Topo map of Sparrow LakeWater Falls/Rapids
Waterbody Elevation on Topo map of Sparrow LakeWaterbody Elevation
Watercourse on Topo map of Sparrow LakeWatercourse
Wetland on Topo map of Sparrow LakeWetland surrounding Sparrow Lake
Wooded Area on Topo map of Sparrow LakeWooded Area surrounding Sparrow Lake

Zoning Map of Sparrow Lake in Gravenhurst

Zoning Map of Sparrow Lake in Municipality of Gravenhurst and the District of Muskoka

Legend of Gravenhurst Zoning Map - Sparrow Lake

     Residential Waterfront
     Environmentally Protected
     Residential 1
     Open Space
     Rural
     Residential Rural
     Waterfront Landing
     Residential Island
     Commercial Recreational

Crown Land Map of Sparrow Lake in Gravenhurst

Crown Land Map of Sparrow Lake in Municipality of Gravenhurst and the District of Muskoka

Legend for Crown Land Map

     Private Land surrounding Sparrow Lake - (Gravenhurst)
     Provincial Park surrounding Sparrow Lake - (Gravenhurst)
     Crown Land surrounding Sparrow Lake - (Gravenhurst) (General Use)
     Conservation Reserve surrounding Sparrow Lake - (Gravenhurst)

Cottages for Sale on Sparrow Lake

Cottage for Sale on Sparrow Lake
$ 10 900 000
1 Bathrooms3 Bedrooms14617 ft2
Cottage for Sale on Sparrow Lake
$ 10 900 000
Bathrooms Bedrooms
Cottage for Sale on Sparrow Lake
$ 1 179 900
2 Bathrooms4 Bedrooms22174 ft2


Cottages for Sale close to Sparrow Lake

Cottage for Sale on Severn River
$ 599 000
         
Cottage for Sale on Severn Lake
$ 109 900
2 Bedrooms       1 Bathrooms
Cottage for Sale on Trent-severn River
$ 695 000
3 Bedrooms       1 Bathrooms
Cottage for Sale on Severn River
$ 1 250 000
3 Bedrooms       1 Bathrooms
Cottage for Sale on Severn River
$ 795 000
4 Bedrooms       1 Bathrooms

Lakes nearby

Morrison Lake - in Gravenhurst - 4 km away
Cornall Lake - in Gravenhurst - 5 km away
Little Lake - in Gravenhurst - 5 km away
Jevins Lake - in Gravenhurst - 5 km away
Lamorie Lake - in Gravenhurst - 5 km away
Muldrew Lakes - in Gravenhurst - 6 km away
South Muldrew Lake - in Gravenhurst - 6 km away
North Muldrew Lake - in Gravenhurst - 6 km away
Kahshe Lake - in Gravenhurst - 6 km away
Silver Lake - in Gravenhurst - 6 km away
Clearwater Lake - in Gravenhurst - 6 km away
Gull Lake - in Gravenhurst - 6 km away
Pence Lake - in Gravenhurst - 6 km away
Rat Lake - in Gravenhurst - 7 km away
Loon Lake - in Gravenhurst - 7 km away
Three Mile Lake - in Gravenhurst - 7 km away
Sunny Lake - in Gravenhurst - 7 km away
Turtle Lake - in Gravenhurst - 7 km away
Doe Lake - in Gravenhurst - 8 km away
Buck Lake - in Gravenhurst - 8 km away
Ryde Lake - in Gravenhurst - 8 km away
Pine Lake - in Gravenhurst - 8 km away
Fawn Lake - in Gravenhurst - 8 km away
Bass Lake - in Gravenhurst - 8 km away
Bearpaw Lake - in Gravenhurst - 8 km away
Riley Lake - in Gravenhurst - 9 km away
Ben Lake - in Gravenhurst - 9 km away
Deer Lake - in Gravenhurst - 9 km away
Lake Couchiching - in Orrilia - 9 km away
Reay Lake - in Gravenhurst - 9 km away
Bastedo Lake - in Muskoka Lakes - 10 km away
Hart Lake - in Muskoka Lakes - 10 km away
Pigeon Lake - in Gravenhurst - 10 km away
Weismuller Lake - in Bracebridge - 10 km away
Brothersons Lake - in Muskoka Lakes - 11 km away



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