Lake Placid (New York) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake Placid
|Location||Adirondack Mountains, Essex County, New York, US|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||2,170 acres (8.8 km2)|
|Average depth||50 ft (15 m)|
|Surface elevation||1,857 ft (566 m)|
|Islands||Buck Island, Moose Island, Hawk Island|
There are three islands on Lake Placid, named Buck, Moose, and Hawk.
The lake borders the northern part of the village of Lake Placid, and is a source of drinking water for the town. Maintaining water quality in the lake is a major local issue. The lake is fed by springs and Adirondacks mountain streams. There are nearly 300 houses on the lake shore. Because most of the houses are unoccupied much of the year, the water usually remains clean.
Local efforts to combat aquatic invasive species have been successful. They are supported by a boat cleaning station where powerboats are put into the water.
The lake has produced record lake trout.
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Whiteface Mountain from northern end of lake
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