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Nao Lake
Nao Lake at the Mistik Creek outlet.jpg
Nao Lake at the Mistik Creek outlet
Location Manitoba
Lake type Glacial Lake
Primary inflows Mistik Creek
Primary outflows Mistik Creek
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Max. width 0.6 km (0.37 mi)
Surface elevation 319 m (1,047 ft)
Islands 4

Nao Lake is a glacial lake on the Mistik Creek chain in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada. It sits in the Churchill River Upland portion of the Midwestern Canadian Shield forests which consist of mixed deciduous and coniferous trees. The region around the lake consists of rocky parallel ridges with poorly drained areas of muskeg and irregular rocky shorelines due to intense glaciation. The lake is situated on the well known "Mistik Creek Loop", a remote canoe route 95 km (59 mi) in length which can be paddled in four days.

Etymology

Nao is Cree for "four". It is notable for being one of fourteen lakes on Mistik Creek named in numeric order in Cree. The fourteen lakes listed by their Cree names with the English translations in order from south to north are:

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