Stephens Lake (Manitoba)

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Stephens Lake
Stephens Lake at sunset.jpg
Stephens Lake from Manitoba Road 280
LocationDivision No. 23, Manitoba
Coordinates56°25′58″N 95°7′1″W / 56.43278°N 95.11694°W / 56.43278; -95.11694Coordinates: 56°25′58″N 95°7′1″W / 56.43278°N 95.11694°W / 56.43278; -95.11694
Primary inflowsNelson River
Primary outflowsNelson River
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length32 km (20 mi)

Stephens Lake is a reservoir in the province of Manitoba in Canada north of Lake Winnipeg. The reservoir was created in 1971 by the Kettle Dam and received its official name of Stephens Lake in 1972. The lake is 32 km (20 miles) long from the inflow of the Nelson River to the outflow at the Kettle Dam. The lake is located 45 km (28 miles) northeast of Split Lake and 150 km (93 miles) west of the Hudson Bay.[1]

The Kettle Generating Station, Long Spruce Generating Station, and Limestone Generating Station dams are located upstream on the Nelson River. Gillam is located on the southeastern shore of the Lake. The lake and the town of Gillam are accessed by Manitoba Provincial Road 280.[2][3]

Stephens Lake on the Nelson River


  1. ^ "Google Maps Distance Calculator". Retrieved 2015-01-07.
  2. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Stephens Lake)". Retrieved 2015-01-07.
  3. ^ "Atlas of Canada Toporama". Retrieved 2015-01-07.