Marion Lake (Oregon)

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Marion Lake
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Location Linn County, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 44°33′23″N 121°51′43″W / 44.556508°N 121.862009°W / 44.556508; -121.862009Coordinates: 44°33′23″N 121°51′43″W / 44.556508°N 121.862009°W / 44.556508; -121.862009
Basin countries United States
Surface area 300 acres (1.2 km2)
Surface elevation 4,134 ft (1,260 m)

Marion Lake is an alpine lake located in Linn County of the U.S. state of Oregon. The lake is in central Oregon's Cascades within the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. The lake is approximately 300 acres (1.2 km2),[1] at an elevation of 4,134 feet (1,260 m).[2]

Marion Lake was named by John Minto's Marion County road-viewing party in 1874.[3]

It is the headwaters of Marion Creek, a tributary of the North Santiam River.

The rough-skinned newt (Taricha granulosa) is found at Marion Lake during the amphibian's breeding season.[4]

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  1. ^ Joslin, Les (2005). The Wilderness Concept and the Three Sisters Wilderness: Deschutes and Willamette National Forests, Oregon. Wilderness Associates. ISBN 0-9647167-4-7. 
  2. ^ "Marion Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh Edition ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 610. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  4. ^ Hogan, C. Michael (2008). "Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa)". Globaltwitcher.