Liberty Lake (Nevada)

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Liberty Lake
2013-09-18 12 31 14 View of Liberty Lake from about 10380 feet along the Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail in Kleckner Canyon, Nevada.jpg
Liberty Lake is located in Nevada
Liberty Lake
Liberty Lake
Location of Liberty Lake in Nevada
Location Elko County, Nevada
Coordinates 40°34′48″N 115°23′42″W / 40.58000°N 115.39500°W / 40.58000; -115.39500
Type tarn
Primary outflows Kleckner Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface area 21 acres (8.5 ha)
Max. depth 108 ft (33 m)
Surface elevation 10,039 ft (3,060 m)

Liberty Lake is a glacial tarn in the Ruby Mountains of Elko County, Nevada, United States.[1] It is within the Ruby Mountains Wilderness, which is administered by the Ruby Mountains Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The lake is located near the head of Kleckner Canyon at approximately 40°34.8′N 115°23.7′W / 40.5800°N 115.3950°W / 40.5800; -115.3950, and at an elevation of 10,039 feet (3060 meters). It has an area of approximately 21 acres (8.5 hectares), and a depth of up to 108 feet (33 meters). It is one of the sources of Kleckner Creek, which after exiting the mountains merges with other streams to form the South Fork of the Humboldt River. The Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail runs along the western shore of the lake.

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