Beau Lake (Maine-Quebec)

Saint Francis River (Canada–United States) Maine Quebec

Beau Lake
LocationRivière-Bleue, Quebec, Témiscouata Regional County Municipality in Quebec and Aroostook County in Maine
Coordinates47°20′40″N 69°03′13″W / 47.34444°N 69.05361°W / 47.34444; -69.05361Coordinates: 47°20′40″N 69°03′13″W / 47.34444°N 69.05361°W / 47.34444; -69.05361
TypeLake consisting of enlargement of the river
Primary inflowsSaint Francis River
Primary outflowsSaint Francis River
Catchment areaBay of Fundy
Basin countriesCanada and United States
Max. length8.1 km (5.0 mi)
Max. width1.1 km (0.68 mi)
Surface area7.23 km2 (2.79 sq mi)
Max. depth55 m (180 ft)
Surface elevation394 m (1,293 ft)

The Beau Lake (in French: "Le Beau Lac") is a freshwater lake in the north–south axis through the Saint Francis River. The lake is the center of the boundary between:

This lake is located entirely in the forest zone. In the story, the main economic activity was forestry. Since the mid-twentieth century, the resort and tourist activities have developed. This lake is particularly renowned for fishing and recreational boating in particular because of its mountainous landscape.

On the side of Maine, a forest road runs along the western shore of the lake. While the side of the Quebec, a few dozen homes are served by an access road to the northern half of the lake.


The lake is consisting of enlargement of the Saint Francis River. This lake is walled by steep cliffs:

This lake is fed by the discharge of Saint Francis River (Canada–United States) (from the north) and the stream of "Coulée Creuse" (English: Creuse Casting) (from the east). This lake discharges through the South by the continuity of the Saint Francis River.

The mouth of "The Beautiful Lake" is located at the bottom of the southern tip of the lake or at the limit of Quebec and New Brunswick.


The place name "Le Beau Lac" was formalized on December 5, 1968, at the Commission de toponymie du Québec (Quebec Geographical Names Board).[1][2]


  1. ^ Commission de toponymie du Québec (Quebec Geographical Names Board) – Banque de noms de lieux (Bank of place names) – Toponym: "Le Beau Lac", in French (or Beau Lake, in English)
  2. ^ United States Geological Survey. "Saint Francis River". Geographic Names Information System. Retrieved September 3, 2016.