Jessie Lake

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Jessie Lake
Jessie Lake 1.JPG
LocationBonnyville / Bonnyville No. 87, Alberta
Coordinates54°15′N 110°44′W / 54.250°N 110.733°W / 54.250; -110.733Coordinates: 54°15′N 110°44′W / 54.250°N 110.733°W / 54.250; -110.733
Primary outflowsMuriel Creek
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Max. width2 km (1.2 mi)
Surface area5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Surface elevation555 m (1,821 ft)
SettlementsBonnyville

Jessie Lake is a kettle lake in east-northern Alberta, Canada.

The northern shore of Jessie Lake borders the town of Bonnyville and extends almost five kilometres from east to west. On the west side it is intersected by a tertiary highway running south to the community of Kehewin. To the east it is intersected by a causeway and small bridge comprising part of the eight kilometre hard surface trail which circumnavigates the lake.

The lake hosts thousands of ducks, Canada geese, American coots, blackbirds and other bird species throughout the period from April through October. Muskrats are often seen. Shooting is prohibited. The trail roughly follows the shore passing two tall lookout towers and four lookout platforms. Green algae covers large parts of the lake and reeds and marsh constitute much of the shore. A small low wooded island is found in the centre.