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Chilcotin Lake
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Location Chilcotin District, British Columbia
Primary inflows Chilcotin River, Palmer Creek
Primary outflows Chilcotin River
Basin countries Canada
Surface elevation 3241 ft (1080 m)
Islands None
Settlements None

Chilcotin Lake is a lake in the Chilcotin District of the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is located on the Chilcotin River to the north of Puntzi Lake.

The name is derived from that of the Chilcotin River, which in turn is derived from an anglicization of Tsilhqot'in, the name of the local indigenous people, whose name in their language means "People of the rocks".

The community of Chezacut is located on the north shore of the lake, as is Chezacut Cemetery Indian Reserve No. 5 nearby. Many other reserves of the Alexis Creek First Nation are also in the vicinity, generally to the west and northwest.

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