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Leo Lake
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Leo Lake looking west from the portage head to Flintoba Lake
Location Manitoba
Lake type Glacial Lake
Primary inflows none
Primary outflows Thompson Lake
Basin countries Canada
Max. length .8 km (0.50 mi)
Max. width .5 km (0.31 mi)
Shore length1 2.31 km (1.44 mi)
Surface elevation 314 m (1,030 ft)
Islands 0
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.


Leo Lake is a small glacial lake approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows which drains into Thompson Lake. It is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada.

Description

The lakes sits in Churchill River Upland portion of the Midwestern Canadian Shield forests and is surrounded by mixed forest with stands of black spruce, white spruce, jack pine, and trembling aspen. The shoreline is poorly drained areas of muskeg.

Name

The name was officially adopted in 1979.

Canoe Route

Leo Lake is part of the "Mistik Creek Loop", a well-known remote canoe trip which is 80 km (50 mi) in total length and can be paddled in four days. The route begins and ends at Bakers Narrows and from Leo lake there are portages north to Alberts Lake and south to Flintoba Lake.

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