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Squaw Lake
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View from the south-west (June 30, 2009)
Location John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada, Fresno County, California, United States
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 10,315 ft (3,144 m)

Squaw Lake is a small lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada, near the John Muir Trail in John Muir Wilderness. It is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) west-northwest of Mount Izack Walton and 5 miles (8.0 km) north-northeast of Lake Thomas A Edison. at an altitude of 10,315 feet (3,144 m). The outflow of Squaw Lake becomes Fish Creek, which eventually joins the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River.

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has issued a safe eating advisory for any fish caught at Squaw Lake due to elevated levels of mercury, and selenium.

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