Lower Slide Lake

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Lower Slide Lake
Lower Slide Lake.JPG
with Gros Ventre landslide field right background
Location Bridger-Teton National Forest, Teton County, Wyoming, US
Coordinates 43°37′55″N 110°31′48″W / 43.63194°N 110.53000°W / 43.63194; -110.53000Coordinates: 43°37′55″N 110°31′48″W / 43.63194°N 110.53000°W / 43.63194; -110.53000
Type Natural lake
Primary inflows Gros Ventre River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2 mi (3.2 km)
Max. width .5 mi (.8 km)
Surface area 650 acres (260 ha)
Surface elevation 6,908 ft (2,106 m)

Lower Slide Lake is located in Bridger-Teton National Forest, in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[1] The natural lake was created on June 23, 1925 when the Gros Ventre landslide dammed the Gros Ventre River. The lake was once much larger, however part of the rock dam failed less than two years later, on May 18, 1927, causing deadly flooding downstream.[2] The lake waters have natural and stocked fish including lake and Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout, and mountain whitefish.

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  1. ^ "USGS Shadow Mountain (WY) Wyoming Topo" (Map). TopoQuest USGS Quads. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  2. ^ U.S. Forest Service. "Recreational Activities Gros Ventre Wilderness". Bridger-Teton National Forest. Retrieved 2007-06-18. 

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