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CLAM LAKE. Clam Lake is between the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and State Highway 87, twenty-five miles south of Beaumont in southern Jefferson County (at 29°41' N, 94°06' W). It is fed by Salt Bayou and is roughly two miles long (east-west) and one mile wide (north-south) at its widest point. The Clam Lake oilfield, discovered in 1937, is just north of the lake. By 1984 it had produced over nineteen million barrels of oil.


Railroad Commission of Texas, Annual Report of the Oil and Gas Division, 1984.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"CLAM LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.