A shallow pond in a small valley on the Penticton West Bench. it is also known as Madeline Lake. The pond is mostly full of cattails, with only a small amount of open water remaining. Max Lake and its associated riparian habitats are home to a number of rare and endangered species, including the vivid dancer damselfly, great basin spadefoot toad, tiger salamander, painted turtle, western screech owl, and numerous species of bats and birds. As young boys, naturalists Sid and Dick Cannings spent many hours at Max Lake, learning the intricacies of Okanagan wetland flora and fauna.