Lake Merritt – FS7 Test

Lake Merritt Lakemerrit02192006.JPG A view looking west toward the Lakeside Apartments District, the Tribune Tower and Downtown Oakland Location East of downtown Oakland Coordinates 37.8039°N 122.2591°WCoordinates: 37.8039°N 122.2591°W Lake type recreation, lagoon, wildlife refuge Basin countries United States Surface area…

Lake Merritt - FS7 Test

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Lake Merritt
Lakemerrit02192006.JPG
A view looking west toward the Lakeside Apartments District, the Tribune Tower and Downtown Oakland
Location East of downtown Oakland
Coordinates 37.8039°N 122.2591°WCoordinates: 37.8039°N 122.2591°W
Lake type recreation, lagoon, wildlife refuge
Basin countries United States
Surface area 140 acres (0.57 km2)[1]
Max. depth 10 feet (3.0 m)[1]
Shore length1 3.4 miles (5.5 km)[1]
Surface elevation 43 feet (13 m)
Frozen No
Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Lake Merritt Oakland California panorama.jpg
Looking Southwest across Lake Merritt. In the distance are the Rene C. Davidson Alameda County Court House and Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. At the right is the Bellevue-Staten Building.
Built 1870
NRHP reference # 66000205
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHL May 23, 1963[3]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.
Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, California, just east of Downtown. It is surrounded by parkland and city neighborhoods. It is historically significant as the United States’ first official wildlife refuge, designated in 1870, and has been listed as a National Historic Landmark since 1963, and on the National Register of Historic Places since 1966. The lake features grassy shores; several artificial islands intended as bird refuges; an interpretive center called the Rotary Nature Center; a boating center where sailboats, canoes and rowboats can be rented and classes are held; and a fairy tale themed amusement park called Children’s Fairyland. A popular walking and jogging path runs along its perimeter.[4] The circumference of the lake is 3.4 miles (5.5 km) and its area is 155 acres (63 ha)

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