Grand Etang Lake

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Grand Etang Lake
Grand Etang Lake is located in Grenada
Grand Etang Lake
Grand Etang Lake
LocationSaint Andrew Parish, Grenada
Coordinates12°5′49″N 61°41′46″W / 12.09694°N 61.69611°W / 12.09694; -61.69611
TypeVolcanic crater lake
Surface area36 acres (15 ha)
Surface elevation530 m (1,740 ft)

Grand Etang Lake is a crater lake in an extinct volcano. It is located on the island of Grenada, in Saint Andrew Parish. Evidence suggests that the Grand Etang Lake is connected to Kick 'em Jenny, an active submarine volcano to the north. This is because when Kick Em Jenny was observed bubbling, so too were the waters in Grand Etang Lake. The Grand Etang Lake is 530 m (1,740 ft) above sea level and it is one of the two crater lakes on the island (the other being Lake Antoine).[1] The lake is approximately 20 feet deep and 36 acres in area [1][2][3] and is also rumored to be home to a mermaid living in the depths that lure men to their watery grave.[4]

One is able to discover distinct eco-zones because of the park's varied elevation. Guided tours are available. A self-guided hike around the azure colored lake along a trail goes past waterfalls and through jungle. Tropical birds, tiny bright-chartreuse lizards, a variety of orchids, and armadilloes can be seen. Mount Qua Qua can be seen across the lake. Trail hikes range from 15 minutes to 4 hours. Mona monkeys can also be seen overhead in the forest.[5]

Grand Etang Lake is represented on the base of the Coat of arms of Grenada.

Grand Etang Lake


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