Snag Lake

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Snag Lake
Snag lake lassen.jpg
Location Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lassen County, California, US
Coordinates 40°30′50″N 121°18′42″W / 40.51389°N 121.31167°W / 40.51389; -121.31167Coordinates: 40°30′50″N 121°18′42″W / 40.51389°N 121.31167°W / 40.51389; -121.31167
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 6,050 ft (1,840 m)[1]

Snag Lake is a lake located in the north eastern part of Lassen Volcanic National Park in California.[2]


The large Snag Lake is located to the south of Cinder Cone and the Fantastic Lava Beds at an elevation of 6,050 ft (1,840 m).[1] Water from the nearby Horseshoe Lake empties into Snag Lake via Grassy Creek.[2] Water from Snag Lake continues to flow through the porous lava field that led to the lake's creation eventually making its way into Butte Lake.[3]


Snag Lake is accessible by hiking trail only.[2][4]

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  1. ^ a b Google Earth elevation for GNIS coordinates.
  2. ^ a b c Lassen Volcanic National Park map, 2007.
  3. ^ Clynne, Michael A.; Champion, Duane E.; Trimble, Deborah A.; Hendley, James W., II; Stauffer, Peter H., How Old is "Cinder Cone"?–Solving a Mystery in Lassen Volcanic Park, California, United States Geological Survey, retrieved 2013-03-28 
  4. ^ "Snag Lake, USGS PROSPECT PEAK (CA) Topo Map". USGS Quad maps. Retrieved 2008-07-05.