Jackfish Lake (Saskatchewan)

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Jackfish Lake is a large body of shallow water in central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located about 30 miles (48 km) south of the village of Edam on Saskatchewan Highway 26. The closest settlements to the lake are Meota and Metinota. The nearest airport is at North Battleford.

The lake is surrounded by several beaches, with three campgrounds, over 300 campsites and several hiking trails at Battlefords Provincial Park.[1] The water itself covers a large area, but on average is around 8 feet (2.4 m) deep, and up to 20 feet (6.1 m) feet at its deepest point.[citation needed]

The lake has a diverse fishery, said to include perch, walleye, pike, burbot and whitefish. An annual ice fishing derby takes place during the third week of February, usually attracting over 2,000 competitors.[2]


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Coordinates: 53°08′34″N 108°29′27″W / 53.14278°N 108.49083°W / 53.14278; -108.49083