Green Lake (Maine)

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Green Lake
Location Ellsworth / Dedham counties, Maine, United States
Coordinates 44°38.5′N 68°29′W / 44.6417°N 68.483°W / 44.6417; -68.483Coordinates: 44°38.5′N 68°29′W / 44.6417°N 68.483°W / 44.6417; -68.483
Catchment area 59.2 square miles (153 km2)
Basin countries United States
Surface area 3,132 acres (1,267 ha)
Average depth 44 feet (13 m)
Max. depth 170 feet (52 m)
Water volume 106,204 acre·ft (131,001,000 m3)
Residence time 1.9 years
Shore length1 28.8 miles (46.3 km)
Surface elevation 160 feet (49 m)
Settlements Dedham, Ellsworth
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Green Lake is a large stretch of freshwater lake located in the state of Maine, United States. It lies 17 miles (27 km) south of Bangor and 32 miles (51 km) north of Bar Harbor. Green Lake lies west of Route 180 and east of U.S. Route 1A and the Downeast Scenic Railroad. It is a popular tourist destination due to its sense of remoteness and natural beauty.

Green Lake also contains a National Fish Hatchery, which is a part of the USFWS Atlantic salmon restoration and recovery program for Gulf of Maine rivers.

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