Leigh Lake

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Leigh Lake
Leigh Lake Grand Teton National Park.jpg
Leigh Lake
Leigh Lake is located in Wyoming
Leigh Lake
Leigh Lake
LocationGrand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, US
Coordinates43°48′43″N 110°43′56″W / 43.81194°N 110.73222°W / 43.81194; -110.73222Coordinates: 43°48′43″N 110°43′56″W / 43.81194°N 110.73222°W / 43.81194; -110.73222[1]
TypeGlacial Lake
Primary inflowsSeveral creeks
Primary outflowsString Lake
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Max. width2.4 mi (3.9 km)
Surface area1,792 acres (725 ha)
Max. depth250 ft (76 m)
Surface elevation6,877 ft (2,096 m)

Leigh Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U. S. state of Wyoming. The glacially formed lake is 2.4 miles (3.9 km) wide and 2.8 miles (4.5 km) long from north to south. Situated just southeast of Mount Moran, the lake is at the terminus of both Paintbrush and Leigh Canyons.[2] The lake can be accessed from the Leigh Lake Trail which follows the eastern shores of String Lake a distance of one mile (1.6 km) and is an easy hike over level terrain.[3] The Leigh Lake Ranger Patrol Cabin is located on the northeast shore of the lake and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The lake was named for Richard "Beaver Dick" Leigh, a mountain guide.[4]

Leigh Lake

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  1. ^ "Leigh Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
  2. ^ Jenny Lake, WY (Map). Topoquest (USGS Quads). Retrieved 2011-10-08.
  3. ^ "Day Hikes" (pdf). National Park Service. March 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 184.