Lower Slide Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLower Slide Lake
with Gros Ventre landslide field right background
|Location||Bridger-Teton National Forest, Teton County, Wyoming, US|
|Primary inflows||Gros Ventre River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||2 mi (3.2 km)|
|Max. width||.5 mi (.8 km)|
|Surface area||650 acres (260 ha)|
|Surface elevation||6,908 ft (2,106 m)|
Lower Slide Lake is located in Bridger-Teton National Forest, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The natural lake was created on June 23, 1925 when the Gros Ventre landslide dammed the Gros Ventre River. The lake was once much larger, however part of the rock dam failed less than two years later, on May 18, 1927, causing deadly flooding downstream. The lake waters have natural and stocked fish including lake and Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout, and mountain whitefish.
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