Fremont Lake

November 30, 2010

Fremont Lake

Photographer: Dorothy Hall
Summary Author: Dorothy Hall

Fremont Lake, one of the largest natural lakes in Wyoming, was created at the end of the last ice age when a terminal moraine was deposited at the lower end of a scoured out depression. Located at the base of the rugged Wind River Mountains, and about three miles (five km) from the town of Pinedale, Wyoming, Fremont Lake is more than 600 ft (183 m) deep at its deepest point. It is Pinedale's municipal water supplier and provides irrigation water for grain crops. Most of the lake is surrounded by the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Fremont Lake was named after John C. Frémont (1813-1890), who surveyed the area in 1842 while mapping the Oregon Trail. Photo taken on September 27, 2010.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SD450; Focal Length: 5.8mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320); Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (Auto); Color Space: sRGB.