Kostal Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S. of Azure Lake, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°09'51''N, 119°58'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/4
Related Maps: 83D
83D/4
93A/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 22 February 1963 on 83D, as submitted by Angus Horne in 1936.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

"[Kostal Lake] may be the same lake that your department called 'Mud Lake' though there may be several lakes in that locality. Frank Kostal, a very reliable trapper, helped me to place this lake on the map, hence the name." (14 April 1936 letter from Angus Horne to the Hon. Wellesley Gray, Minister of Lands, file W.2.40) and "Frank Kostal lives here [Blue River], but he traps on Thunder River, and does a little prospecting in the summer, and since he is a very reliable fellow, and since he came across from the Clearwater River to Murtle River via this lake several times, he gave me the data I used to place [this lake] on the map." (10 June 1936 letter from Horne to the Minister, file W.2.40)

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.