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Trout Lake
Location East Ferris & North Bay, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada
Type Lake
Part of Ottawa River drainage basin
Max. length 11 km (6.8 mi)
Max. width 4 km (2.5 mi)
Surface elevation 202 m (663 ft)
Islands 25

Trout Lake is a lake in municipalities of East Ferris and North Bay, Nipissing District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada, approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) east of the much larger Lake Nipissing. Trout Lake is the source of the Mattawa River and a significant body of water on a well-known historic North American voyageur (fur-trading) route. It is about 11 kilometres (7 mi) long and 4 kilometres (2 mi) wide and exits eastward into the Mattawa River, which flows via the Ottawa River to the St. Lawrence River. Some of the most difficult portages are found on this part of the voyageur route between Trout Lake and the end of the Mattawa River, e.g., Portage de Mauvaise Musique, located at the Talon Chute (named after explorer and voyageur Jean Talon).

Water reservoir

The City of North Bay (population approx 54,000) draws its drinking water from Trout Lake. While the urban core of North Bay is located primarily between Trout Lake and Lake Nipissing, the city limits contain the lake's entire northern shore. Much of the lake's southern shore is located within the township of East Ferris.

Seaplane Base

North Bay Water Aerodrome (CNH7) is a seaplane base located near the western end of the lake.


  • Delaney Bay
  • Dugas Bay
  • Four Mile Bay
  • Milnes Bay
  • One Mile Bay


  • Camp Island
  • Cedar Island
  • Dave Island
  • Dellview Island
  • Dunn Island
  • Falconbridge Island
  • Fitzsimmons Island
  • Hemlock Island
  • Hughes Island
  • Joe Island
  • Little Joe Island
  • Louisville Island
  • Murdoch Island
  • Payne Island
  • Poplar Island
  • Rolph Island
  • Shaftesbury Island
  • Three Sisters Islands
  • Trout Island


  • Doran Creek
  • Four Mile Creek
  • Hogan Creek
  • Lees Creek
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