|Location||East Ferris & North Bay, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada|
|Part of||Ottawa River drainage basin|
|Max. length||11 km (6.8 mi)|
|Max. width||4 km (2.5 mi)|
|Surface elevation||202 m (663 ft)|
Trout Lake is a lake in municipalities of East Ferris and North Bay, Nipissing District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada, approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) east of the much larger Lake Nipissing. Trout Lake is the source of the Mattawa River and a significant body of water on a well-known historic North American voyageur (fur-trading) route. It is about 11 kilometres (7 mi) long and 4 kilometres (2 mi) wide and exits eastward into the Mattawa River, which flows via the Ottawa River to the St. Lawrence River. Some of the most difficult portages are found on this part of the voyageur route between Trout Lake and the end of the Mattawa River, e.g., Portage de Mauvaise Musique, located at the Talon Chute (named after explorer and voyageur Jean Talon).
The City of North Bay (population approx 54,000) draws its drinking water from Trout Lake. While the urban core of North Bay is located primarily between Trout Lake and Lake Nipissing, the city limits contain the lake's entire northern shore. Much of the lake's southern shore is located within the township of East Ferris.
North Bay Water Aerodrome (CNH7) is a seaplane base located near the western end of the lake.
In October 2006, a long-time unsolved mystery of a couple who disappeared from their Trout Lake cabin in the spring of 1956 was solved. Margaret and Allen Campbell, along with their family dog, went missing on May 25, 1956 under mysterious conditions. It was believed that Mr. and Mrs. Campbell went out in their fibreglass boat from the shore, encountered trouble and presumably drowned, but search teams in 1956 were unable to find their bodies or their boat. This mystery also amplified the belief in the legend of the Trout Lake Monster.
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This article covers the water based Canadian canoe routes used by early explorers of Canada with special emphasis on the fur trade.
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