Lake Errock (British Columbia)

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Lake Errock
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Lake Errock
Location Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Coordinates 49°13′36″N122°00′41″W / 49.22667°N 122.01139°W / 49.22667; -122.01139 Coordinates: 49°13′36″N122°00′41″W / 49.22667°N 122.01139°W / 49.22667; -122.01139
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Settlements Lake Errock

Lake Errock is a lake at the community of the same name, located between Chehalis and Deroche in the Upper Fraser Valley of the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada. It lies southwest of Harrison Bay, a sidewater of the Harrison River west of Chehalis, and is separated from the nearby Fraser River by a large rocky hill. Originally named Squakum Lake, the name was adapted to that of the Lake Errock Post Office in 1964.

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Lake Errock Place in British Columbia, Canada

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