Eaglehead Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Head of Eagle River, NE of Dease Lake (community), Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 58°33'03''N, 129°14'34''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104I/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 June 1937 on Geological Survey sheet 381A, Eagle McDame sheet. Re-approved 17 January 1952 on 104I.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Name required for geological reporting purposes; the logical name "Eagle Lake" (because of its position at the head of Eagle River) would have lead to confusion because of numerous duplicates throughout the province, so "Eaglehead" was recommended.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

The Kaska name for Eagle Lake is Ehda Manè' (Guzagi K'úgé, published by Kaska Tribal Council, Watson Lake, 1997). Origin/meaning not provided. [Note that it is not clear which "Eagle Lake" the name applies to.]

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office