Chip Lake (Alberta)

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Chip Lake
A frozen Chip Lake seen from the north shore
LocationYellowhead County, Alberta
Coordinates53°40′00″N 115°23′00″W / 53.6667°N 115.3833°W / 53.6667; -115.3833Coordinates: 53°40′00″N 115°23′00″W / 53.6667°N 115.3833°W / 53.6667; -115.3833
Primary inflowsLobstick River, Poison Creek
Primary outflowsLobstick River
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area73 km2 (28 sq mi)
Surface elevation792 m (2,598 ft)
SettlementsChip Lake

Chip Lake is a large lake in west-central Alberta. The Lobstick River flows through the lake. It in turn is a tributary of the Pembina River, which eventually flows into the Athabasca River.

Poison Creek flows into the north-west corner of Chip Lake. It drains Beta Lake and Sunset Lake. Prior to entering Chip Lake, the Lobstick River takes on Brule and Little Brule Creeks.

The Yellowhead passes along the south shore of Chip Lake. The small town of Wildwood can also be found on the lake's south shore.[1]


  1. ^ Mussio Ventures. Central Alberta Backroad Mapbook. Burnaby: Backroad Mapbooks (2002), pp. 31-32

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