Omak Lake

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Coordinates: 48°16′42.56″N 119°23′52.18″W / 48.2784889°N 119.3978278°W / 48.2784889; -119.3978278
Omak Lake
Omak Lake.jpg
Aerial view of Omak Lake
Name origin: "good medicine" or "plenty" in Salish
Country United States
State Washington
County Okanogan
Municipality Omak
 - right Kartar Creek, Beaverhouse Creek, No Name Creek
Elevation 958 ft (292 m)
Coordinates 48°16′42.56″N 119°23′52.18″W / 48.2784889°N 119.3978278°W / 48.2784889; -119.3978278
Length 0.88 mi (1 km)
Depth 325 ft (99 m)
Volume 705,000 cu ft (19,963 m3)
Area 3,243.9 sq mi (8,402 km2)
Timezone PST (UTC-8)
 - summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98841
Area code 509
Omak Lake is in the northeastern part of Washington.
Location of Omak Lake in Washington

Omak Lake is a saline endorheic lake in the U.S. state of Washington, within the Greater Omak Area. The lake covers 3,244 acres (13.13 km2) at an elevation of 950 feet (290 m) and is fed by three small creeks. With a volume of 705,000 acre feet (870,000,000 m3) and depth of 325 feet (99 m), Omak is the largest saline lake in Washington.[1]

Omak Lake occupies a former channel of the Columbia River.[2] The Okanagan people once believed that Omak Lake was inhabited by spirits, and avoided the area.[2]


  1. ^ "Omak Lake, Okanogan County, Washington". Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  2. ^ a b Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 

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