Echo Lake (Nevada)

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Echo Lake
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Echo Lake is located in Nevada
Echo Lake
Echo Lake
Location in Nevada
Location Ruby Mountains, Elko County, Nevada
Coordinates 40°36′42″N 115°26′48″W / 40.61167°N 115.44667°W / 40.61167; -115.44667
Type tarn
Primary outflows Echo Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface area 29 acres (12 ha)
Max. depth 155 ft (47 m)
Surface elevation 9,830 ft (3,000 m)

Echo Lake is a glacial tarn in the Ruby Mountains, in Elko County in the northeastern part of the state of Nevada. It is located at the head of remote Echo Canyon at approximately 40°36.7′N 115°26.8′W / 40.6117°N 115.4467°W / 40.6117; -115.4467, and at an elevation of 9830 feet (2995 meters). It has an area of approximately 29 acres (11.7 hectares), and a depth of up to 155 feet (47 meters), making it both the largest and deepest lake in the Ruby Mountains. It is the major source of Echo Creek, which after exiting the mountains merges with other streams to form the South Fork of the Humboldt River.