Phelps Lake (Wyoming) facts for kids
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A view of Phelps Lake and Jackson Valley from Death Canyon
|Location||Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, US|
|Primary inflows||Death Canyon Creek|
|Primary outflows||Lake Creek|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||1.5 mi (2.4 km)|
|Max. width||.75 mi (1.2 km)|
|Surface area||750 acres (300 ha)|
|Surface elevation||6,633 ft (2,021 m)|
Phelps Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U. S. state of Wyoming. The natural lake is located at the entrance to Death Canyon in the southern section of the park. A number of hiking trails can be found near the lake, the most popular being a 1.8 mile (2.9 km) roundtrip hike to the Phelps Lake overlook.
"Jumping Rock" is a popular rock that sits on the northern side of Phelps Lake. It is so called "Jumping Rock" for the reason that it performs as a natural diving board. It is a 25–30 foot drop into the lake, but the water is deep enough for those brave enough to jump in. The water is cold, even in August.
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