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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 took a drive over to Stanley Lake one evening to go for a hike. Went to end of lake to Inlet campground. About half of the campsites were under water. Management had left a beaver dam that had allo...  more »
  • Nestled in the Sawtooth range of Idaho - this lake is totally pristine - amazing mountains come right down to the shoreline... campgrounds and boat dock but no hotels etc - very cool to have something...  more »
  • 3 miles off the main road you come across a mirror smooth lake which reflects the Sawtooth mountains in its surface. So peaceful and on a sunny May morning, the snow covered mountains look beautiful.  more »