Three Island Lake

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Three Island Lake
Location Boise County, Idaho
Coordinates 43°57′02″N115°03′44″W / 43.950536°N 115.062211°W / 43.950536; -115.062211 Coordinates: 43°57′02″N115°03′44″W / 43.950536°N 115.062211°W / 43.950536; -115.062211
Type Glacial
Primary outflows Benedict Creek to South Fork Payette River
Basin  countries United States
Max. length0.22 mi (0.35 km)
Max. width0.13 mi (0.21 km)
Surface elevation8,615 ft (2,626 m)
Islands 3

Three Island Lake is a small alpine lake in Boise County, Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is accessed from Sawtooth National Forest trail 462. [1]

Three Island Lake is in the Sawtooth Wilderness, and a wilderness permit can be obtained at a registration box at trailheads or wilderness boundaries. Benedict Lake is downstream of Three Island Lake while Low Pass Lake is just over the pass to the southeast.

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References

  1. Sawtooth National Forest. “Sawtooth National Forest” [map].1:126,720, 1”=2 miles. Twin Falls, Idaho: Sawtooth National Forest, United States Forest Service, 1998.

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