Information About

Killdeer Lake

Quick Facts

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Location

60 ° 42' 56.487" N,
151 ° 1' 52.396" W

Region

Kenai Peninsula

Length

0.6 mi (0.97 km)

Elevation

98 ft (29.87 m)

Uses

Killdeer Lake in Detail.

About

on Kenai Peninsula between Plover and Shadura Lakes, 13 mi. NE of Kenai; Cook Inlet Low.

History

Named about 1963 by officials of Kenai National Moose Range, probably for the Killdeer or Noisy Plover (Oxyechus vociferus), a shore bird, "which makes itself exceedingly useful by destroying great quantities of noxious insects (notably mosquitoes)" (in Pearson, 1944, pt. 1, p. 261).