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A view southeast of the east half of Baranof Lake and part of Warm Springs Bay
|Location||Baranof Island, Sitka City and Borough, Alaska, US|
|Lake type||Glacial lake|
|Primary inflows||Baranof River|
|Primary outflows||Baranof River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||3 mi (4.8 km)|
|Max. width||1,000–3,800 ft (300–1,160 m)|
|Max. depth||303 ft (92 m)|
|Surface elevation||145 ft (44 m)|
|Settlements||Baranof Warm Springs|
Baranof Lake is a glacially-fed, horseshoe-shaped lake on the eastern side of Baranof Island, in Alaska. Baranof Lake borders the community of Baranof Warm Springs and also has a Forest Service cabin on the northwestern end of the lake. Baranof River flows into the lake's western end and exits on the eastern end in rapids and a waterfall.
Baranof Lake was likely named for the community of Baranof Warm Springs.
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