Otter Lake (Saskatchewan)

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Otter Lake
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NASA image showing Otter Lake north of Lac la Ronge
Location Saskatchewan
Coordinates 55°35′N 104°40′W / 55.583°N 104.667°W / 55.583; -104.667Coordinates: 55°35′N 104°40′W / 55.583°N 104.667°W / 55.583; -104.667
Primary inflows Churchill River.
Primary outflows Churchill River
Basin countries Canada
Islands Biden, Taylor, Paul, Bennett, Ball, Sibbald, Isbister, Utie, Gus, Naheyow, Neesokat and many others
Settlements Missinipe, Grandmother's Bay

Otter Lake is a lake in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 50 miles (80 km) north of La Ronge, Saskatchewan and is accessible from Highway 102. The lake is part of the Churchill River system. The Churchill River runs through the lake.[1][2] It is approximately 10 miles long and 9 miles at its widest point.

Access[edit]

The hamlet of Missinipe is located on the western shore of Otter Lake while Grandmother's Bay Reserve #212 is located on the north shore of the lake. The lake is on the north side of Lac La Ronge Provincial Park and one of the park's four RV parks is located on the east shore. Two of the streets in Missinipe are part of the RV park. Missinipe is the Woodland Cree name for the Churchill River.[2]

Fish species[edit]

Fish found in the lake include walleye, sauger, yellow perch, northern pike, lake trout, rainbow trout, lake whitefish, cisco, burbot, white sucker and longnose sucker.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Otter Lake)". Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Atlas of Canada Toporama". Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Fish Species of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2014-08-29. 

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