Lake Athabasca

Lake Athabasca is a massive (1925762 acre) lake located 294km N of La Loche and 558km N of Meadow Lake (City).

Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park is adjacent to Lake Athabasca.

The lake was officially named on 1983-11-23. The name Lake Athabasca is of Plains Cree origin.

Arctic Grayling Goldeye Lake Trout Northern Pike Yellow Perch Walleye Lake Whitefish Burbot Round Whitefish
Boundary on map.


Fishing Zone: Northern Zone
Location: 59.12390134269241, -109.0187320460646
Shore Length: 1612km
Surface Area: 1925762 acres
Max Width: 50.0
Max Length: 283.0
Max Depth: 124.0
Inflows: Peace River, which backs up through Rivière des Rochers during flooding, Athabasca River, William River, MacFarlane River, Colin River, Fond du Lac River,
Outflows: Rivière des Rochers that meets with the Peace to form the Slave

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Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park

Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park is located at Lake Athabasca.


Boating at Lake Athabasca

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Fishing at Lake Athabasca

Lake Athabasca is in the northern fishing zone.

What fish are in Lake Athabasca

Arctic Grayling, Burbot, Cisco, Goldeye, Lake Trout, Lake Whitefish, Longnose Sucker, Northern Pike, Round Whitefish, Walleye, White Sucker and Yellow Perch can be found in Lake Athabasca. Learn all about fishing in Saskatchewan here.

Fishing Season

Fishing season on Lake Athabasca is open from May 25, 2024 to April 15, 2025.

Fishing Limits for Lake Athabasca

These are the limits for all fish species reported to be in Lake Athabasca. All fishing limits for Saskatchewan.
Species Limit
Arctic Grayling Limit 2, only one may exceed 35 cm
Burbot Limit 8
Goldeye Limit 8
Lake Trout Limit 3, only one may exceed 65 cm
Lake Whitefish Limit 8
Northern Pike Limit 5, only one may exceed 75 cm
Round Whitefish Limit 8
Yellow Perch Limit 25
Walleye/Sauger/Saugeye Limit 4, only one may exceed 55 cm

Bathymetric (Depth) Charts for Lake Athabasca

Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park

Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park is located at Lake Athabasca.


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