Maar Lakes

Maar Lakes

Marr Lakes

One of the most significant features of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is the maar lakes located in the preserve's northwest region. Ranging in diameter from 13,000-26,000 feet, with depths approaching 1,000 feet, these maar lakes are the largest in the world. They were created from giant explosions as magma from a volcano came in contact with permafrost. Later they filled with rain water and snowmelt. They can be accessed by float plane (lake landings), by non-motorized vehicle, by foot, or, during the winter, by snowmachine. Outdoor activities include scenic viewing, photography, and hiking along the shoreline of the lakes.

Last updated: April 29, 2015

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