Loon Lake (Washington)

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Loon Lake
Loon-lake-WA -sunset.jpg
Location Stevens County, Washington
Coordinates 48°02′52″N 117°37′25″W / 48.047639°N 117.623749°W / 48.047639; -117.623749Coordinates: 48°02′52″N 117°37′25″W / 48.047639°N 117.623749°W / 48.047639; -117.623749
Type Oligotrophic
Primary inflows 5 unnamed inflows
Primary outflows Sheep Creek
Catchment area 9,024 acres (3,652 ha)
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2.2 mi (3.5 km)
Max. width 1.0 mi (1.6 km)
Surface area 1,100 acres (450 ha)
Average depth 46 ft (14 m)
Max. depth 100 ft (30 m)
Water volume 50,600 acre·ft (62,400,000 m3)
Surface elevation 2,385 ft (727 m)
References U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Loon Lake

Loon Lake is a 1,100-acre (450 ha) lake located in Stevens County, Washington, 30 miles (48 km) north-northwest of Spokane, Washington at an elevation of 726 metres (2,382 ft). The lake is about two miles wide, one mile long, and has a maximum depth of 100 feet (30 m).[1][2]

Loon Lake was named for the wild loons near the water.[3]


Loon Lake is a popular destination for water-based recreation including swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, sailing, water skiing and jet-skiing. Its shores are lined with numerous cabins. The cabins are used primarily as weekend retreats and vacation cottages, but some are occupied year-round.

An unofficial boat parade occurs every 4th of July, wherein lake residents and visitors decorate their boats and move in procession around the edge of the lake.

The town of Loon Lake, Washington lies immediately to the north of the lake.

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  1. ^ http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/lakes/wq/docs/lkloost1.html State of Washington Department of Ecology
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Loon Lake (Washington)
  3. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 150. 

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