Three Lake (Idaho)

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Three Lake
Location Boise County, Idaho
Coordinates 44°03′00″N115°04′26″W / 44.049972°N 115.073997°W / 44.049972; -115.073997 Coordinates: 44°03′00″N115°04′26″W / 44.049972°N 115.073997°W / 44.049972; -115.073997
Type Glacial
Primary inflows Goat Creek
Primary outflows Goat Creek to South Fork Payette River
Basin  countries United States
Max. length0.25 mi (0.40 km)
Max. width0.21 mi (0.34 km)
Surface elevation8,490 ft (2,590 m)

Three Lake is a small alpine lake in Boise County, Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. There are no trails leading to the lake or the Goat Creek drainage. [1]

Three Lake is in the Sawtooth Wilderness, and a wilderness permit can be obtained at a registration box at trailheads or wilderness boundaries. Limber Lake is upstream of Three Lake while Oreamnus Lake is downstream.

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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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