Otter Lake (Seguin, Parry Sound District, Ontario)

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Otter Lake
Venus over Otter Lake, from Goddard Bay.JPG
Sunset over Otter Lake
Otter Lake is located in Southern Ontario
Otter Lake
Otter Lake
Location in southern Ontario
LocationParry Sound District, Ontario
Coordinates45°16′41″N 79°58′03″W / 45.27806°N 79.96750°W / 45.27806; -79.96750Coordinates: 45°16′41″N 79°58′03″W / 45.27806°N 79.96750°W / 45.27806; -79.96750[1]
TypeGlacial lake, oligotrophic, dimictic
Primary inflowsNatural springs
Primary outflowsBoyne River
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length6.5 km (4.0 mi)
Max. width7.25 km (4.50 mi)
Surface area5.06 km2 (1,250 acres)
Average depth10.8 m (35 ft)
Max. depth45 m (148 ft)
Surface elevation208 m (682 ft)
FrozenMid-December to Late April
IslandsBluebell, Delta, Fair, Angel, Rusholme, Round Sentinel, Snake, Robinson
Settlements(None on lake)

Otter Lake is a lake in geographic Foley Township[2] in the municipality of Seguin, Parry Sound District in Central Ontario, Canada.[1] Otter Lake was originally named 'Nigge-Cu-Bing' (Lake of Many Otters) by the original First Nations inhabitants.[3]

There are several segments to the lake. The "Long Arm" is a long, narrow portion which goes to the east. The "Little Long Arm" protrudes to the west. The "Little Otter" part is to the north, separated from the rest of the lake by the Otter Lake Narrows.[3][4] The unincorporated places and railway points of Otter Lake[5] and Holmur[6] are at the narrows and on the north side of the lake respectively. The water level is controlled by a dam at the outflow to the Boyne River at the Little Otter portion of the lake.[3]

There are over 400 cottages on the lake.[3] The Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway main lines both pass the lake, the former at Otter Lake Narrows and the latter on the north shore of the lake.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Otter Lake". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-06-02. (lake)
  2. ^ a b "Foley" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  3. ^ a b c d e "About The Area". Otter Lake Ratepayers' Association. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  4. ^ "Otter Lake Narrows". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  5. ^ "Otter Lake". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-06-02. (place)
  6. ^ "Holmur". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-06-02.

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