Summit Lake

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Summit Lake is a small lake on the Madison Plateau, located approximately five miles southwest of the Old Faithful complex. It was named in 1885 for its position near the top of the Continental Divide by the Hague Survey team. The lake drains via a small channel into the Little Firehole River. The lake has also been referred to as Bloody Lake because the area was often used by poachers as a campsite as they prepared take illegally killed animals out of the park.

There is a second Summit Lake in the park. It is a small, seasonal lake located along Fawn Pass southwest of Mammoth.

References

  • Haines, Aubrey L. (1996). The Yellowstone Story : A History of Our First National Park : Volume I. 2nd Edition. ISBN: 0870813900
  • Haines, Aubrey L. (1996). The Yellowstone Story : A History of Our First National Park : Volume II. 2nd Edition. ISBN: 0870811169
  • Pierce, Steve. (1987). The Lakes of Yellowstone: A Guide for Hiking, Fishing, and Exploring. ISBN: 089886139X
  • Varley, John D., and Paul Schullery. 1998. Yellowstone Fishes: Ecology, History, and Angling in the Park. ISBN: 0811727777
  • Whittlesey, Lee H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. ISBN: 1599717166
  • Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Yellowstone National Park, Spatial Analysis Center, Geographic Information System database. Accessed in October, 2010.

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