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Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake is located in Idaho
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake
Location in Idaho
Location Kootenai County, Idaho
Coordinates 47°56′N 116°54′W / 47.94°N 116.90°W / 47.94; -116.90
Type lake
Surface elevation 2,440 feet (740 m)

Spirit Lake is a lake in the western United States, located in Kootenai County in northern Idaho.

According to tradition, Spirit Lake received its name from the spirit of a heartbroken Native American woman whose drowning in the lake was intentional. Its surface elevation is 2,440 feet (744 m) above sea level. The lake is about 16 miles (26 km) north-northwest of the city of Coeur d'Alene.

The city of Spirit Lake is on a narrow arm of the lake, on its northeast shore.

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