Lake Maratanza

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Lake Maratanza
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Lake Maratanza viewed from the west shore in July, 2011.
LocationWawarsing. New York, United States
Coordinates41°40′49″N 74°21′10″W / 41.680156°N 74.352808°W / 41.680156; -74.352808 (Lake Maratanza)Coordinates: 41°40′49″N 74°21′10″W / 41.680156°N 74.352808°W / 41.680156; -74.352808 (Lake Maratanza)
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface elevation2,245 ft (684 m)

Lake Maratanza is the highest lake in New York's Shawangunk Ridge at 2,245 feet (684 m) above sea level. It is within Sam's Point Preserve.

The lake is dammed, and supplies drinking water to Ellenville, New York. The outlet brook drains to the other side of the ridge, into the Verkeerder Kill, a tributary of the Shawangunk Kill and by extension the Wallkill River.

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