Cree Lake

Cree Lake, 1435 km2, elevation 487 m, max length 81 km, max width 57 km, located in northern Saskatchewan west of Reindeer Lake and S of Lake Athabasca, is the fourth-largest lake in Saskatchewan.

Cree Lake, 1435 km2, elevation 487 m, max length 81 km, max width 57 km, located in northern Saskatchewan west of Reindeer Lake and S of Lake Athabasca, is the fourth-largest lake in Saskatchewan. Containing many islands, one of which has the settlement of Cree Lake, it drains in a northerly direction into the Lake Athabasca system via Cree River and Black Lake, and eventually into the Dubawnt R. A trading post was established there as early as the 1870s, and the present name (from a French corruption - Kiristinon - of a native name of unknown origin) was suggested by J.C. Sproule, a geologist with the Department of Mines and Resources.