Castle Lake (Nevada)

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Castle Lake
2013-09-18 13 56 28 Panorama of Castle Lake from the north end in Kleckner Canyon, Nevada.jpg
Castle Lake is located in Nevada
Castle Lake
Castle Lake
Location in Nevada
Location Elko County, Nevada,
United States
Coordinates 40°34′06″N 115°23′54″W / 40.56833°N 115.39833°W / 40.56833; -115.39833
Type tarn
Basin countries United States
Surface area 14 acres (5.7 ha)
Max. depth 15 ft (4.6 m)
Surface elevation 9,793 ft (2,985 m)

Castle Lake is a glacial tarn in the Ruby Mountains of Elko County, Nevada, United States.[1] It is within the Ruby Mountains Wilderness, which is administered by the Ruby Mountains Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The lake is located on a shelf near the head of Kleckner Canyon, at approximately 40°34.1′N 115°23.9′W / 40.5683°N 115.3983°W / 40.5683; -115.3983 (Blue Lake), and at an elevation of 9,793 feet (2985 m). It has an area of approximately 14 acres (57,000 m2), and a depth of up to 15 feet (4.6 m). It is one of the sources of Kleckner Creek, which after exiting the mountains merges with other streams to form the South Fork of the Humboldt River.

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