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Snow Lake
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Snow Lake from eastern shore
(Mount Roosevelt centered)
Location King County, Washington
Coordinates 47°28′1″N 121°27′20″W / 47.46694°N 121.45556°W / 47.46694; -121.45556Coordinates: 47°28′1″N 121°27′20″W / 47.46694°N 121.45556°W / 47.46694; -121.45556
Primary inflows Rock Creek (from Gem Lake)
Primary outflows Rock Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface area 152.9 acres (61.9 ha)
Surface elevation 4,019 ft (1,225 m)
Islands 0

Snow Lake is located in King County, Washington. The lake is the "most visited lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness." The lake is also stocked with rainbow trout for fishing.


Snow Lake has a hemiboreal climate. The average temperature is 3° C. The warmest month is August, with an average temperature of 15° C, and the coldest month is January, at an average of −6° C. The average rainfall is 1,687 millimeters per year. The wettest month is December, with 247 millimeters of rain, and the least in July, with 33 millimeters of rain.


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