Gregoire Lake (Alberta)

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Willow Lake
Gregoire Lake 0356.jpg
A beach at Gregoire Lake Provincial Park
Location Wood Buffalo, Alberta
Coordinates 56°27′06″N 111°07′38″W / 56.45167°N 111.12722°W / 56.45167; -111.12722Coordinates: 56°27′06″N 111°07′38″W / 56.45167°N 111.12722°W / 56.45167; -111.12722
Type eutrophic
Primary outflows Gregoire River
Catchment area 232 km2 (90 sq mi)[1]
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 9.3 km (5.8 mi)
Max. width 4.6 km (2.9 mi)
Surface area 25.8 km2 (10.0 sq mi)[1]
Average depth 3.9 m (13 ft)
Max. depth 7.2 m (24 ft)
Surface elevation 480 m (1,570 ft)

Willow Lake is a lake in Alberta, Canada. It is part of the Athabasca River Basin.

It is located in the wetlands of northern Alberta, adjacent to Highway 881, between Fort McMurray and Lac La Biche. It was known as Willow Lake Until 1940 when the name was changed to Gregoire Lake. In May 1995 the name was changed back to Willow Lake by the Alberta Government.

The lake has a total area of 25.8 km2 (10.0 sq mi) and sits at an elevation of 480 m (1,570 ft). It has a maximum depth of 7.2 m (24 ft) and an average depth of 3.9 m (13 ft).[1]

The Gregoire Lake Provincial Park is established on the northern shore of the lake, which is also a traditional territory of Woodland Cree and Chipewyan first Nations.

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