Chilcotin Lake

Chilcotin Lake is a lake in the Chilcotin District of the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada.[1] It is located on the Chilcotin River to the north of Puntzi Lake.

Chilcotin Lake
LocationChilcotin District, British Columbia
Coordinates
Primary inflowsChilcotin River, Palmer Creek
Primary outflowsChilcotin River
Basin countriesCanada
Surface elevation3241 ft (1080 m)
IslandsNone
SettlementsNone

The name is derived from that of the Chilcotin River, which in turn is derived from an anglicization of Tsilhqot'in, the name of the local indigenous people, whose name in their language means "people of the red ochre river" (the "red ochre river" being the Chilko River).

The community of Chezacut is located on the north shore of the lake, as is Chezacut Cemetery Indian Reserve No. 5 nearby. Many other reserves of the Alexis Creek First Nation are also in the vicinity, generally to the west and northwest.

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