Lake Clark (Alaska)

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Lake Clark
Lake Clark National Park.jpg
Location of Lake Clark in Alaska, US
Location of Lake Clark in Alaska, US
Lake Clark
Location of Lake Clark in Alaska, US
Location of Lake Clark in Alaska, US
Lake Clark
LocationLake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, US
Coordinates60°14′39″N 154°17′07″W / 60.24417°N 154.28528°W / 60.24417; -154.28528Coordinates: 60°14′39″N 154°17′07″W / 60.24417°N 154.28528°W / 60.24417; -154.28528
Native nameQizhjeh Vena  (Tanaina)
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length69 km (43 mi)
Max. width8 km (5.0 mi)
Max. depth322 m (1,056 ft)

Lake Clark (Dena'ina: Qizhjeh Vena) is a lake in southwest Alaska. It drains through Six Mile Lake and the Newhalen River into Iliamna Lake. The lake is about 64 km (40 mi) long and about 8 km (5.0 mi) wide.

Lake Clark was named for John W. Clark, chief of the Nushagak trading post and the first American non-Native to see the lake, when an expedition financed by a weekly magazine reached it in February 1891.[1] The Dena'ina Athabascan name is Qizjeh Vena which means "place where people gather lake".[2] The lake is within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

A panoramic picture taken from the bank of Lake Clark
Location of Nondalton, Alaska

References[edit]

  1. ^ Branson (2012), chapter 13
  2. ^ Branson (2012), p.186

Branson, John B. (2012). The Life and Times of John W. Clark of Nushagak, Alaska, 1846-1896. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. ISBN 9780979643262.