Island Lake (Nevada)

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Island Lake
2013-09-16 15 11 01 View east-southeast across Island Lake, Nevada from the ledge to the west.jpg
Island Lake is located in Nevada
Island Lake
Island Lake
Location in Nevada
Location Ruby Mountains, Elko County, Nevada[1]
Coordinates 40°36′54″N 115°22′53″W / 40.61500°N 115.38139°W / 40.61500; -115.38139
Type tarn
Basin countries United States
Surface area 7.5 acres (3.0 ha)
Max. depth 22 ft (6.7 m)
Surface elevation 9,678 ft (2,950 m)[1]

Island Lake is a glacial tarn in the Ruby Mountains of Elko County, Nevada, United States.[1] It is within the Ruby Mountains Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The lake is a hanging valley at the end of a 2-mile (3.2 km) trail that begins at a parking lot at the end of Lamoille Canyon Road.[2] The lake surface is 9,678 feet (2,950 m) above sea level,[1] about 910 feet (280 m) above the parking lot.[2]

Island Lake has an area of approximately 7.5 acres (3.0 ha) and a depth of up to 22 feet (6.7 m). It is a popular site for day trips, fishing, and camping.

Island Lake is a minor source of flow for Lamoille Creek, which after exiting the mountains passes through the town of Lamoille, meanders down Lamoille Valley, and then merges with the main branch of the Humboldt River.

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