Information About

Skilak Lake

Quick Facts

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Location

60 ° 25' 23.979" N,
150 ° 21' 2.28" W

Region

Kenai Peninsula

Length

12 mi (19.31 km)

Elevation

194 ft (59.13 m)

Uses

Skilak Lake in Detail.

About

on Kenai Peninsula, 27 mi. SE of Kenai, Cook Inlet Low.

History

Tanaina Indian name reported in 1840 by the Russian scientist I. G. Wosnesenski. Published in 1847 as "Oz(ero) Skilyakh," meaning "Skilyakh Lake," on Russian Hydrographic Dept. Chart 1378. Skilak and Tustumena Lakes were shown on Ivan Petroff's 1880 map as one lake, to which he applied the name "Skilakh Lake."