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Buck Lake
Buck Lake is located in Alberta
Buck Lake
Buck Lake
Location in Alberta
Location County of Wetaskiwin No. 10, Alberta
Coordinates 52°59′06″N 114°45′50″W / 52.98500°N 114.76389°W / 52.98500; -114.76389
Type Eutrophic
Primary inflows Bayview Creek, Willowhaven Creek, Muskrat Creek, Mink Creek
Primary outflows Bucklake Creek
Catchment area North Saskatchewan River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 9.3 km (5.8 mi)
Max. width 6.1 km (3.8 mi)
Surface area 25.4 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
Average depth 6.2 m (20 ft)
Max. depth 12.2 m (40 ft)
Water volume 157×10^6 m3 (127,000 acre⋅ft)
Residence time 8.0 years
Shore length1 32.8 km (20.4 mi)
Surface elevation 881 m (2,890 ft)
Settlements Buck Lake
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Buck Lake is a lake in Alberta; part of the North Saskatchewan River system.

The hamlet of Buck Lake is situated on the southwest shore of the lake. The Buck Lake-Calhoun's Bay Provincial Recreation Area, with campsites and water supply, is located on the central eastern shore. While the shoreline of Buck Lake is home to several developments, including Greystones and Oakes Bay on the north east arm, most of the shoreline remains undeveloped. The Buck Mountain Provincial Grazing Reserve is located on the north shoreline, and includes the outflow point of Bucklake Creek. Buck Lake is set amidst gently rolling hills in the County of Wetaskiwin, 105 km southwest of the city of Edmonton and 70 km north of the town of Rocky Mountain House.

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