Schade Lake

Schade Lake is 73.1 hectares with a maximum depth of 16.9 meters and a mean depth of 4.7 meters. Northern pike are the targetable fish species present. Schade Lake is possibly one of the best kept secrets in the Porcupines. This pristine backcountry waterbody has a very healthy pike population and is known for producing trophy pike as well.

**Due to the nature of difficulty regarding access on backcountry lakes, launch access areas are restricted to small watercraft only.


Located 72.6 km from Swan River, MB off of PR #365 in the Porcupine Provincial Forest. The distance from trailhead to Schade Lake is 4.1 km. The lake is located along an old haul trail and is most commonly accessed by snowmobile in the winter months. Because of possible logging operations, be sure to contact the nearest government office for updated information before using this road. This trail is not maintained, therefore fallen trees may complicate passage. There are two ways in. The main trail is slightly wider to facilitate trailering a boat in, whereas the shortcut is narrow and crosses over a berm. The trail crosses Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation land and users are advised to contact the lands manager for permission to cross land.