Satellite image of Cree Lake
|Lake type||glacial lake|
|Primary outflows||Cree River|
|Catchment area||4,468 km2 (1,725 sq mi)|
|Surface area||1,152 km2 (445 sq mi)|
|Average depth||14.9 m (49 ft)|
|Max. depth||60 m (200 ft)|
|Water volume||17.6 km3 (4.2 cu mi)|
|Shore length1||786 km (488 mi)|
|Surface elevation||487 m (1,598 ft)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Cree Lake is a lake in Saskatchewan, Canada. The lake is the fourth largest in the province and is located west of Reindeer Lake and south of Lake Athabasca. There is no highway access, but the lake is reachable by float plane.
Cree Lake settlement
A Dene winter hunting camp located on the south west shore of the lake (at coordinates ) eventually developed into the small settlement of Cree Lake. It may have been the location of a Hudson's Bay Company trading post from 1891 to 1902. In the 1960s it had an airport, a small log church and numerous houses.  In 1971 there were 36 residents (22 were First Nations).
Although officially named Cree Lake in 1938  the lake lies in the traditional territory of the Dene and the English River Dene Nation based in Patuanak has reserves at three sites on the lake. One site on the south west side of the lake is 1607.40 hectares (3971 acres) another on Cable Bay is 538.30 hectares (1350 acres) and another on Barkwell Bay at the northern end of Cree Lake is 2344 hectares (5792 acres).
Other locations on Cree Lake with populations in the 1970s were the Cree Lake Weather Station in the north east (with 10 people) operated by the Canadian Government, the Cree Lake D.N.S. Radio Station (Department of Northern Saskatchewan) on Turner Island (with 10 people) and a camp at the north end (with 15 people).
The lake has several named and unnamed islands. Some of the named islands include:
- Auriat Island
- Cowie Island
- Dahl Island
- Davies Island
- Dixon Island (Saskatchewan)
- Fleming Island (Saskatchewan)
- Ispatinow Island - (containing Cree Lake (Crystal Lodge) Airport and Crystal Lodge)
- Johns Island (Saskatchewan)
- Keeping Island
- Laurier Island
- Pelletier Island
- Prowse Island
- Ring Island
- Rogers Island (Saskatchewan)
- Turner Island (Saskatchewan)
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