Tobin Lake

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Tobin Lake
NASA Canada Nipawin and Tobin Lake.jpg
NASA image of Tobin Lake
Coordinates53°35′N 103°30′W / 53.583°N 103.500°W / 53.583; -103.500Coordinates: 53°35′N 103°30′W / 53.583°N 103.500°W / 53.583; -103.500
Primary inflowsSaskatchewan River
Primary outflowsSaskatchewan River
Basin countriesCanada

Tobin Lake is a reservoir of Saskatchewan, Canada. Tobin Lake was formed by the E.B. Campbell Dam on the Saskatchewan River in 1963. The dam was originally named Squaw Rapids Dam, but was renamed E.B. Campbell Dam in 1988 as local First Nations people considered the name squaw racist. It is near the town of Nipawin and downstream from Codette Lake, the latter formed by Francois Finlay Dam in 1986. The construction of the Francois Finlay Dam earned Nipawin the nickname The Town of Two Lakes.

The lake is accessed on the north side by Highway 35, on the east side by Highway 123 and on the southwest side by Highway 255.[1][2]

Fish species[edit]

Tobin Lake is home to several species of fish including walleye, sauger, yellow perch, lake sturgeon, northern pike, goldeye, mooneye, lake whitefish, burbot, white sucker, longnose sucker and shorthead redhorse.

Father Mariuz Zajac, from Carrot River, set the world ice fishing record for walleye here in 2005 with a catch of 9.8 kg (18.30 lbs). The lake is arguably the top walleye fishing lake in Saskatchewan.[citation needed]


Francois Finlay dam and Nipawin Hydroelectric Generating Station
E.B. Campbell Dam Spillway

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Tobin Lake)". Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  2. ^ "Atlas of Canada Toporama". Retrieved 2014-08-29.

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