Summit Lake (Thunder Bay District)

Summit Lake is a lake in Unorganized Thunder Bay District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, about 75 kilometres (47 mi) northwest of the community of Nakina, and 22 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of the Auden and Ombabika stops on the Canadian National Railway transcontinental mainline.

Summit Lake
LocationThunder Bay District, Ontario
Coordinates50°25′32″N 87°44′15″W
Primary inflowsGripp River
Primary outflowsOmbabika River, Powitik River
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length5.9 km (3.7 mi)
Max. width1.7 km (1.1 mi)
Surface elevation317 m (1,040 ft)


Summit Lake is about 5.9 kilometres (3.7 mi) long and 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi) wide, and lies at an elevation of 317 metres (1,040 ft). The mouth of the Gripp River is at the southeast corner, and there are four unnamed creeks as secondary inflows. The primary outflows are the Ombabika River, at the southwest corner, and the Powitik River, at the north end of the lake; Summit Lake is the source for both. The former river flows into Lake Nipigon and via the Nipigon River into Lake Superior. The latter flows via the Kapikotongwa River, Little Current River, Kenogami River and Albany River to James Bay. Thus, the lake is in both the Albany River system in the James Bay drainage basin, and the Nipigon River system in the Lake Superior (Great Lakes Basin) drainage basin.


  • "Summit Lake". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  • "Toporama - Topographic Map Sheet 42L5". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2010-02-17.

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