Muskrat Dam First Nation has a land base of 4850 acres.
The community of Muskrat Dam is a remote First Nation community accessible by air and lies within the boundaries described in the adhesion to the James Bay Treaty of 1905, Treaty 9. Located on the Severn River System 370 km north of Sioux Lookout, the community of Muskrat Dam is historically, the traditional lands of Samson Beardy. The community received reserve status in 1976.
Muskrat Dam is a close-knit community with strong ties to family and traditional ways.