The town of Laketown, referring to this lake, was (twice) built entirely upon the lake itself, which thus formed a natural moat. After Smaug's demise, his dying body fell into the lake with a mighty crash. Smaug's remains could be seen sticking out of the water from the shore of the lake, but people feared them and treasure-hunters did not dare approach the carcass.
|Lakes of Arda|
Bywater pool | Forbidden Pool | Gollum's lake | Great Lake | Kheled-zâram (Mirrormere) | Lake Evendim | Lake Helevorn | Lake Mithrim | Linaewen | Long Lake | Lórellin | Nen Hithoel | Nísinen | Tarn Aeluin
- ↑ The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "Wilderland"
- ↑ The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Hobbit, "Lake-town"
- ↑ The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Hobbit, Chapter XIV: "Fire And Water"