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Choelquoit Lake
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Look west over Choelquoit Lake
Choelquoit Lake is located in British Columbia
Choelquoit Lake
Choelquoit Lake
Location in British Columbia
Location Chilcotin District, British Columbia
Coordinates 51°42′20″N 124°12′42″W / 51.70556°N 124.21167°W / 51.70556; -124.21167
Primary outflows none
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Max. width 1.65 km (1.03 mi)
Surface area 14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Residence time A very long time
Shore length1 31.7 km (19.7 mi)
Surface elevation 1,172 m (3,845 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Choelquoit lake is an endorheic lake in the western Chilcotin District of the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada, located north of Chilko Lake, west of Tatlayoko Lake, and east of Williams Lake. The lake is the largest high elevation lake in Canada without an outflow, and sits on the western edge of the Chilcotin plateau, surrounded by grasslands, pine forest, and views of the snow-capped Niut Mountains.

There is a camp site on the east side of the lake.

The lake lies within the title land of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation. The traditional indigenous name for the lake is Naghatalhchuẑ.

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