Hayden Lake

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Hayden Lake
Lake Hayden
LocationKootenai County, ID, United States
Coordinates47°45′45″N 116°43′09″W / 47.762476°N 116.719240°W / 47.762476; -116.719240Coordinates: 47°45′45″N 116°43′09″W / 47.762476°N 116.719240°W / 47.762476; -116.719240
Lake typeopen lake
Primary outflowsSpokane Valley–Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area3,800 acres (15.4 km2)
Max. depth178 feet (54 m)
Shore length140 miles (64 km)
Surface elevation2,239 feet (682 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Hayden Lake, officially Lake Hayden,[1] is lake located Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Hayden Lake is one of several natural lakes in northern Idaho; its shoreline is heavily populated with homes and it has limited public access. There are four boat launches, three of them public. The lake is part of the Spokane Valley–Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer.

Originally known as Lake Hayden, it is now more commonly known as Hayden Lake, to match the eponymous city located on the lakes shores.

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  1. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Lake Hayden". GNIS. Retrieved October 16, 2018.