Lake Diefenbaker is a massive lake located 35km N of Central Butte in southern Saskatchewan. Bigmouth Buffalo, Burbot, Cisco, Lake Trout, Longnose Sucker, Northern Pike, Perch, Rainbow Trout, Sturgeon, Walleye, White Sucker and Whitefish can be found in Lake Diefenbaker.
The lake has a surface area of 107,132 acres and is located at: 50.92283757037735, -107.49800295574327.
There are 11 parks near Lake Diefenbaker. Douglas Provincial Park, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, Danielson Provincial Park, Matador Grasslands, Matador Grasslands Protected Area, Elbow Harbour Recreation Site, Riverhurst Ferry Recreation Site, Palliser Regional Park, Herbert Ferry Regional Park, Cabri Regional Park and Prairie Lake Regional Park.Campground Fishing Lodge Outfitter Trail Golf Course Boat launch Marina Beach Cabin Rentals Lots for sale Cabins Resort Seasonal Camping
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Lake Diefenbaker is a popular recreation destination with fishing, camping, boating, cabins, golfing, hiking, resorts & cabin rentals, and much more available!See full list of activities
Lake Diefenbaker is a popular fishing destination. Bigmouth Buffalo, Burbot, Cisco, Lake Trout, Longnose Sucker, Northern Pike, Perch, Rainbow Trout, Sturgeon, Walleye, White Sucker and Whitefish are found in the lake.View fishing information
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About Lake Diefenbaker
Bays on Lake Diefenbaker
There are 30 bays on Lake Diefenbaker.
- Belhumeur Bay (Surface Area: 131 acres)
- Cactus Bay (Surface Area: 144 acres)
- Cooper Bay
- Coteau Bay (Surface Area: 714 acres)
- Cruikshank Bay
- Dunblane Bay (Surface Area: 61 acres)
- Elbow Harbour (Surface Area: 27 acres)
- Enfield Bay (Surface Area: 45 acres)
- Gordon McKenzie Arm (Surface Area: 10414 acres)
- Hind Bay (Surface Area: 68 acres)
- Hitchcock Bay (Surface Area: 103 acres)
- Jahnke Bay
- Landing Bay
- Massacre Bay
- Miry Bay
- Munro Bay
- Omache Bay
- Peterson Bay (Surface Area: 55 acres)
- Pump House Bay (Surface Area: 26 acres)
- Ramp Bay (Surface Area: 19 acres)
- Red Ochre Bay
- Russell Bay
- Sage Bay (Surface Area: 63 acres)
- Snakebite Bay
- Spence Bay (Surface Area: 13 acres)
- Sullivan Bay
- Swift Current Bay
- Taggart Bay
- Thomson Arm (Surface Area: 17518 acres)
- Tufts Bay (Surface Area: 27 acres)
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Activities at Lake Diefenbaker
Fishing at Lake Diefenbaker
Bigmouth Buffalo, Burbot, Cisco, Lake Trout, Longnose Sucker, Northern Pike, Perch, Rainbow Trout, Sturgeon, Walleye, White Sucker and Whitefish can be found in Lake Diefenbaker. Learn all about fishing in Saskatchewan here.
Fishing season on Lake Diefenbaker is open from May 5, 2023 to
March 31, 2024.
Irrigation Bay Of Coteau Bay Closed To Angling March 1 To May 14
Fishing Limits for Lake Diefenbaker
|Bigmouth Buffalo||Limit 0|
|Lake Trout||Limit 3, only one may exceed 65 cm|
|Northern Pike||Limit 5, only one may exceed 75 cm|
|Stocked Trout||Limit 5, all species combined|
|Walleye/Sauger/Saugeye||Limit 4, only one may exceed 55 cm|
Camping at Lake Diefenbaker
Boating at Lake Diefenbaker
Cabins at Lake Diefenbaker
Golfing at Lake Diefenbaker
Hiking at Lake Diefenbaker
Resorts & Cabin Rentals at Lake Diefenbaker
Attractions at Lake Diefenbaker
Douglas Provincial Park
Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park
Danielson Provincial Park
Matador Grasslands is located at Lake Diefenbaker.
Matador Grasslands Protected Area
Matador Grasslands Protected Area is located at Lake Diefenbaker.
Elbow Harbour Recreation Site
Elbow Harbour Recreation Site is located at Lake Diefenbaker.
Riverhurst Ferry Recreation Site
Palliser Regional Park
Herbert Ferry Regional Park
Cabri Regional Park
Prairie Lake Regional Park
Tufts Bay Campground
Lake Diefenbaker Fishing Charters
Galloway Bay Outfitters
Harbor Golf and Rv Park
Coteau Beach Golf Course
Lakeside Marina Service
Sandy Shores Resort & Marina
Sandy Shores Resort & Marina
Depth Charts for Lake Diefenbaker
These maps were produced by the government a long time ago, using primitive methods. They are not intended for navigation and should not be expected to be accurate. The maps are interesting though and give you a bit of an idea of the shape and depth changes of the lake.
|Fishing Zone:||Southern Zone|
|RM:||Maple Bush 224|
|Parks:||Douglas Provincial Park, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, Danielson Provincial Park, Matador Grasslands, Matador Grasslands Protected Area, Elbow Harbour Recreation Site, Riverhurst Ferry Recreation Site, Palliser Regional Park, Herbert Ferry Regional Park, Cabri Regional Park, Prairie Lake Regional Park|
|Surface Area:||107,132 acres|
|Max Width:||6 km (3.7 mi)|
|Max Length:||225 km (140 mi)|
|Max Depth:||66 m (217 ft)|
|Inflows:||South Saskatchewan River|
|Outflows:||South Saskatchewan RiverQu'Appelle River|