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.
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