Taggart Lake

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Taggart Lake
Bradley and Taggart Lakes.jpg
Taggart Lake at right is less than a half mile away from Bradley Lake on the left
Location Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, US
Coordinates 43°42′15″N 110°45′17″W / 43.70417°N 110.75472°W / 43.70417; -110.75472Coordinates: 43°42′15″N 110°45′17″W / 43.70417°N 110.75472°W / 43.70417; -110.75472[1]
Type Glacial Lake
Primary inflows Taggart Creek
Primary outflows Taggart Creek
Basin countries United States
Max. length .45 mi (0.72 km)
Max. width .40 mi (0.64 km)
Surface area 110 acres (45 ha)[2]
Average depth 80 ft (24 m)[2]
Surface elevation 6,902 ft (2,104 m)

Taggart Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U. S. state of Wyoming. The natural lake is located at the terminus of Avalanche Canyon.[3] A number of hiking trails can be found near the lake including a 3 miles (4.8 km) roundtrip hike commencing from the Taggart Lake Trailhead parking area.[4] The lake is approximately one mile south of Bradley Lake reckoned by trail distance. A 2005 study of the water quality of the lakes in Grand Teton National Park indicated that the lakes in the park were still considered pristine and that they had not been impacted by air or water pollution.[2]

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  1. ^ "Taggart Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  2. ^ a b c Rhea, Darren T.; et al (February 2005). "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Water, Sediment and Snow, from Lakes in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming" (pdf). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  3. ^ Topoquest (USGS Quads). Grand Teton, WY (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=43.70419&lon=-110.75473&datum=nad83&zoom=4. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
  4. ^ "Day Hikes" (pdf). National Park Service. March 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-08.