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Tobin Lake
NASA Canada Nipawin and Tobin Lake.jpg
NASA image of Tobin Lake
Location Saskatchewan
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Saskatchewan River
Primary outflows Saskatchewan River
Basin countries Canada
Islands none
Settlements none

Tobin Lake is a reservoir of Saskatchewan, Canada. Tobin Lake was formed by the E.B. Campbell Dam on the Saskatchewan River in 1963. The dam was originally named Squaw Rapids Dam, but was renamed E.B. Campbell Dam in 1988 as the term squaw is racist. It is near the town of Nipawin and downstream from Codette Lake, the latter formed by Francois Finlay Dam in 1986. The construction of the Francois Finlay Dam earned Nipawin the nickname The Town of Two Lakes.

The lake is accessed on the north side by Highway 35, on the east side by Highway 123 and on the southwest side by Highway 255.

Fish species

Tobin Lake is home to several species of fish including walleye, sauger, yellow perch, lake sturgeon, northern pike, goldeye, mooneye, lake whitefish, burbot, white sucker, longnose sucker and shorthead redhorse.

Father Mariuz Zajac, from Carrot River, set the world ice fishing record for walleye here in 2005 with a catch of 9.8 kg (18.30 lbs). The lake is arguably the top walleye fishing lake in Saskatchewan.


Francois Finlay dam and Nipawin Hydroelectric Generating Station
EB Campbell Dam Spillway
E.B. Campbell Dam Spillway
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