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Stanley Lake, Stanley

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Stanley Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is approximately 7mi west of Stanley, readily accessed via a 3mi spur road from State Highway 21. The surface elevation of the lake is 6513ft above sea level.Stanley Lake is northeast of the base of the 9860ft McGown Peak, and just south of the considerably smaller Elk Peak. The lake is 2mi downstream of Lady Face Falls on Stanley Lake Creek; it drains into the main Salmon River via Stanley Lake Creek and Valley Creek.Recreational facilities at the lake include three campgrounds with nightly fees, a day use area, a boat launch, and hiking trails.
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  • We hike up to this lake in late October. Gorgeous hike! We even had some snow along the way but made it to our destination! Amazingly beautiful!! 
  • Stanley Lake is just a short run from the town of Stanley. It is in a beautiful setting. The fishing isn't bad and we caught enough planters for a good fish feed. There are plenty of hiking and biking...  more »
  • My fishing partner took me here, as her father did when she was a child 50 years ago, to share one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The lake has a large, well-groomed campground that app...  more »