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)
Max. depth20 ft (6.1 m)
Surface elevation530 m (1,740 ft)

Grand Etang Lake is a crater lake in an extinct volcano (responsible for the formation of the Island Grenada) which hasn't erupted in 12,000 years. It is located on the island of Grenada, in Saint Andrew Parish. 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 ft (6.1 m) deep and 36 acres (15 ha) 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 armadillos 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


  1. ^ a b c "Grand Etang". Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  2. ^ "Grand Étang National Park & Forest Reserve Review - Grenada Caribbean - Sights | Fodor's Travel".
  3. ^ "Grand Etang Forest Reserve".
  4. ^ "Mystery of Grenada | Calabash Hotel Grenada". Archived from the original on 2021-01-18. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  5. ^ "A Honeymoon in Grenada from the World's Greatest Honeymoons". Archived from the original on 18 May 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2022.

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