Makwa Lake

Makwa Lake is a very large (7913 acre) stocked lake located 7.6km WNW of Loon Lake (Village) and 54km W of Meadow Lake (City). It was last stocked in 2023 with 500,000 Walleye Fry.

Steele Narrows Provincial Park and Makwa Lake Provincial Park are located at Makwa Lake.

The lake was officially named on 1945-07-28. The name Makwa Lake is of Cree origin.

Stocked Fish Northern Pike Yellow Perch Walleye Lake Whitefish Burbot
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Fishing Zone: Southern Zone
Location: 54.05861745732133, -109.26018416635462
Shore Length: 68km
Surface Area: 7913 acres
Max Depth: 27.5
Inflows: Ministikwan Creek
Outflows: Makwa River

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There are 2 parks at Makwa Lake.

Steele Narrows Provincial Park

Steele Narrows Provincial Park is located at Makwa Lake.


Makwa Lake Provincial Park

Makwa Lake Provincial Park is located at Makwa Lake.

Boating at Makwa Lake

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Fishing at Makwa Lake

Makwa Lake is in the southern fishing zone.

What fish are in Makwa Lake

Burbot, Cisco, Lake Whitefish, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Sucker and Yellow Perch can be found in Makwa Lake. Learn all about fishing in Saskatchewan here.

Fishing Season

Fishing season on Makwa Lake is open from May 5, 2024 to March 31, 2025.

Fishing Limits for Makwa Lake

These are the limits for all fish species reported to be in Makwa Lake. All fishing limits for Saskatchewan.
Species Limit
Burbot Limit 8
Lake Whitefish Limit 8
Northern Pike Limit 5, only one may exceed 75 cm
Yellow Perch Limit 25
Walleye/Sauger/Saugeye Limit 4, only one may exceed 55 cm

Record of fish stocked in Makwa Lake

Stocked with 500,000 Walleye Fry in 2023.
Stocked with 1,150,000 Walleye Fry in 2019.
Stocked with 550,000 Walleye Fry in 2017.
Stocked with 450,000 Walleye Fry in 2016.

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Steele Narrows Provincial Park

Makwa Lake Provincial Park

Makwa Lake Provincial Park is located at Makwa Lake.

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Makwa Lake 129B

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Thunderchild First Nation 115Z

Thunderchild First Nation 115Z is located at Makwa Lake.

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