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Chip Lake
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A frozen Chip Lake seen from the north shore
Location of lake in Alberta, Canada
Location of lake in Alberta, Canada
Chip Lake
Location in Alberta
Location Yellowhead County, Alberta
Coordinates 53°40′00″N 115°23′00″W / 53.6667°N 115.3833°W / 53.6667; -115.3833
Primary inflows Lobstick River, Poison Creek
Primary outflows Lobstick River
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 73 km2 (28 sq mi)
Surface elevation 792 m (2,598 ft)
Settlements Chip Lake

Chip Lake is a large lake in west-central Alberta. The Lobstick River flows through the lake. It in turn is a tributary of the Pembina River, which eventually flows into the Athabasca River.

Poison Creek flows into the north-west corner of Chip Lake. It drains Beta Lake and Sunset Lake. Prior to entering Chip Lake, the Lobstick River takes on Brule and Little Brule Creeks.

The Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) passes along the south shore of Chip Lake. The small town of Wildwood can also be found on the lake's south shore.

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