Satellite image (Landsat)
|Surface area||43 km² (16 mi²)|
|Max. depth||90 m (300 ft)|
|Surface elevation||255 m (840 ft)|
Pilot crater is an impact crater in the Northwest Territories, Canada, just north of the Alberta border and near Fort Smith (54 km). It is 6 kilometres in diameter and the age is estimated to be 445 ± 2 million years (Upper Ordovician).
The crater contains Pilot Lake, a pristine fresh-water lake that covers 43 square kilometres (16 mi²) and is 90 metres (300 ft) deep. Lake trout, northern pike, whitefish, and pickerel are plentiful, supporting a summer market for recreational fishing.
- "Pilot". Earth Impact Database. University of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
- "Pilot Lake Cabins – Fly-In Fishing". Archived from the original on 2006-12-05. Retrieved 2007-01-14.