Moraine Lake (Skagit County, Washington)

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Moraine Lake
Location North Cascades National Park, Skagit County, Washington, United States
Coordinates 48°31′35″N 121°05′06″W / 48.52639°N 121.08500°W / 48.52639; -121.08500Coordinates: 48°31′35″N 121°05′06″W / 48.52639°N 121.08500°W / 48.52639; -121.08500[1]
Type Alpine lake
Primary outflows Klawatti Creek
Basin countries United States
Max. length .75 mi (1.21 km)
Max. width .20 mi (0.32 km)
Surface elevation 4,524 ft (1,379 m)[1]

Moraine Lake is located in North Cascades National Park, in the U. S. state of Washington.[2] Moraine Lake is in a remote section of the park and well off any designated trails.[3] During warmer months, melt from both the Inspiration and Forbidden Glaciers flow into Moraine Lake. Mount Torment is less than 1 mi (1.6 km) south of the lake.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Moraine Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Forbidden Peak, WA (Map). Topoquest (USGS Quads). Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wilderness Trip Planner" (pdf). National Park Service. Retrieved June 15, 2013.