Bon Tempe Lake

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bon Tempe Lake
Bon Tempe lake (294925189).jpg
LocationMarin County, California
Coordinates37°57′21″N 122°36′40″W / 37.95583°N 122.61111°W / 37.95583; -122.61111[1]Coordinates: 37°57′21″N 122°36′40″W / 37.95583°N 122.61111°W / 37.95583; -122.61111[1]
Primary inflowsLagunitas Creek
Primary outflowsLagunitas Creek
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface elevation718 ft (219 m)

Bon Tempe Lake is a reservoir in Marin County, California. It is the widest lake in the watershed, and on Lagunitas Creek. Beneath its dam is Alpine Lake.[2] Lake Lagunitas is immediately to its east. Fishing and hiking are activities around the lake. Rainbow trout and both largemouth and smallmouth bass are caught in the lake.

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment released a warning regarding eating fish caught from this lake based on the elevated mercury level.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bon Tempe Lake
  2. ^ TopoQuest map, USGS, retrieved September 17, 2007
  3. ^ Admin, OEHHA (2014-12-30). "Bon Tempe Reservoir". OEHHA. Retrieved 2018-06-11.