Murtle Lake

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Murtle Lake
Sandy Point Fishermen.jpg
Geographical location British Columbia ( Canada )
Tributaries Murtle River , File Creek, Anderson Creek, Strait Creek
Drain Murtle River
Islands Fairyslipper Island, Leo Island
Coordinates 52 ° 7 ′  N , 119 ° 39 ′  W Coordinates: 52 ° 7 ′  N , 119 ° 39 ′  W
Murtle Lake, British Columbia
Murtle Lake
Altitude above sea level 1067  m
surface 76 km²
length 31.1 km
width 3.1 km
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The Murtle Lake is a lake in the central eastern part of the Canadian province of British Columbia . The lake was named after the Scottish birthplace of surveyor Joseph Hunter, Milton of Murtle .

Murtle Lake is located in the Cariboo Mountains at an altitude of 1067  m . It is located in Wells Gray Provincial Park . The 31.1 km long lake has a maximum width of 3.1 km. It has a water surface of 76 km². Several glacier-fed rivers flow into the lake. The Murtle River flows through the lake in a westerly direction. It is only allowed to canoe on the lake. There are simple campsites along the lakeshore.

Fish fauna

Rainbow trout and sockeye salmon (Kokanee, non-anadromous form) occur in the lake .

Web links

Commons : Murtle Lake  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Murtle Lake . In: BC Geographical Names (English)
  2. ^ A b c Wells Gray Provincial Park, Murtle Lake Visitor Brochure (PDF, 395 KB) BC Parks. August 2008. Accessed June 21, 2018.