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  • Lake Coeur d'Alene is a lake in the Idaho Panhandle, located in the vicinity of the city of the same name. It spans 25 miles (40 km) long, ranges from 1 to 3 miles (4.8 km) wide and has over 109 miles...
  • Water quality in the Cascade Reservoir, 70 miles north of Boise in central Idaho, has been adversely affected by phosphorus loading from various sources, including forestry operations and agricultural...
  • 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 7 miles (11 km)...
  • Sawtooth Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located high in the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is approximately 6.8 miles (10.9 km) s...
  • Redfish Lake is an alpine lake in central Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains in Custer County. It is named for the brilliant ...
  • Priest Lake, Idaho, United States is located in the northernmost portion of the Idaho Panhandle, 80 miles north of Spokane Washington, with the northern end of the lake extending to within 15 miles (2...
  • Lake Pend Oreille is a lake in the northern Idaho Panhandle, with a surface area of 148 square miles (380 km2). It is 65 miles (105 km) long, and 1,150 feet (350 m) deep in some regions, making it the...
  • Merriam Lake is situated in the Lost River Range in Idaho, surrounded by mountains over 11,000 ft (3,400 m) high....
  • The more prominent one is a picturesque mountain lake (photo) on the northeast edge of the Sawtooth mountain range in central Idaho, five miles south of Stanley in and less than mile from State Highwa...
  • Henrys Lake is a small, shallow natural alpine lake, approximately 8 square miles (21 km2) in area, at 4 miles (6.4 km) in length and 2 miles (3.2 km) in width. It is located at 6472 feet (1973 m) abo...
  • Bear Lake is a natural freshwater lake on the Utah-Idaho border in the Western United States. It is the second largest natural freshwater lake in Utah and has been called the 'Caribbean of the Rockies...
  • Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout Alert.

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  • Big and Little Trinity Lakes are in the South Fork Boise River watershed. From Featherville take Forest Road 172 to forest Road 129. From the north side of Anderson Ranch Reservoir, take either Forest...
  • Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout Alert.

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  • The South Fork Salmon is catch and release fishing only. Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout ...

  • The best, most accessible fishing is upstream of the Deadwood River confluence. Take the Banks-Lowman Hwy. east from Banks or take Hwy. 21 past Lowman. Reaches of the river can also be accessed from F...
  • Accessible fishing facilities are under construction at Silver Creek Plunge in 2000 including a trail and fishing bridge.

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  • Habitat restoration work will be taking place in Sand Creek in 2000. Thanks for your cooperation in this important effort to protect and restore the fishery.

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  • The fishing docks at Antelope Campground and Sage Hen Creek boat ramp are wheelchair accessible.

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  • Riordan Lake is 74 acres, and is at 6522' elevation. Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout Aler...

  • These alpine lakes at 8722' elevation can only be reached by trail and normally are not free of snow until late June or early July. Hikers and horseback riders typically use the 145 trail, which st...

  • The Forest administers portions of the headwaters of the Potlatch River drainage. Private lands are intermingled with the USFS lands, especially as one proceeds downstream. The Potlatch River drain...

  • Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout Alert.

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  • Mores Creek is a tributary of the Boise River (Lucky Peak Reservoir). Hwy. 21 runs beside Mores Creek for miles. A short upper stretch of the creek is accessed from Forest Road 380 just short of Mores...
  • Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout Alert.

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  • Description of the river provided by Idaho Angler. Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout Alert....

  • Lucky Peak Reservoir is on the Boise River at 3,000' elevation. It's a short drive from Boise north on Highway 21, then east on Forest Road 268 which follows the reservoir for many miles. There is a F...
  • The ponds were created through a joint effort of the Forest Service and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

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  • This is the South Fork between Anderson Ranch Reservoir and Arrowrock Reservoir. The upper stretch below Anderson Ranch Dam is accessed from Hwy. 20 and Forest Road 134. Continue downriver on Forest R...
  • Trail from the Lake Creek Trailhead to the lake. It is 7 miles from the trailhead to the lake with a net 1,160 foot elevation gain The trail to the lake is open to foot, horse, and ATV traffic. ...
  • The main stem of the Lochsa is 70 miles (113 km) long from its headwaters near Powell Ranger Station in the Bitterroots to Lowell, Idaho, where the Lochsa joins the Selway River to form the Middle ...

  • Most of the stream is accessible from the Sawmill Canyon Road. ...
  • Take Highway 20 east from Mountain Home and turn north on Forest Road 160. There is a Forest Service boat dock at the north end of the reservoir....
  • Johnson Creek is a tributary of the East Fork South Fork Salmon. Take Forest Highway 24 east from Cascade, over Warm Lake Summit. Forest Road 413 goes downstream along Johnson Creek to Yellow Pine. Fo...
  • Jennie Lake is at 7850 feet elevation. Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout Alert.

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  • Trail from the Lake Creek Trailhead to the lake. It is 6.5 miles from the trailhead to the lake with a net 1,379 foot elevation gain. The trail to the lake is open to foot, horse, and ATV traffic. ...
  • The best, most accessible fishing is on the upper Deadwood River above the reservoir along Forest Roads 555 and 579 (Landmark-Stanley Road). FS Road 579 is accessible from Hwy. 55 north of Cascade (ta...
  • The best fishing is accessed from the trail. Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout Alert.

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  • The Forest Service is restoring the riparian area along Road 582 to improve the fishery. Dispersed camping is prohibited at some areas as part of this important effort. Thanks for not camping or dr...

  • There is an accessible fishing bridge four miles west of Donnelly in front of the Tamarack Store. There are four wheelchair fishing bays on this remodeled vehicle bridge over the North Fork Payette...

  • Bull Trout Lake is at 6900' elevation. No motor boats are allowed in the lakes. There is an accessible fishing pier on Martin Lake. This area is great for the whole family.

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  • Trail from the Lake Creek Trailhead to the lake. It is 6 miles from the trailhead to the lake with a net 1,279 foot elevation gain. The trail to the lake is open to foot, horse, and ATV traffic.

  • Bernard Lake is in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in the headwaters of Elk Creek. Take the Landmark Stanley Road, Forest Road 579, to the Porter Creek trailhead, about 3 miles north...

  • Bear Valley Creek comes together with Marsh Creek to form the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Bear Valley Creek is accessed by Forest Roads 579 and 582. You get there by turning off Highway 21 onto R...
  • This area experienced a severe wild fire in 1994. Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout Alert.<...

  • Arrowrock Reservoir is on the Boise River directly upstream of Lucky Peak Reservoir. To get there, take Highway 21 north from Boise to Forest Road 268. Drive past Lucky Peak Reservoir....
  • Anderson Ranch Reservoir is on the South Fork Boise River at 4,200' elevation. Take Highway 20 east from Mountain Home to Forest Road 134 to Forest Road 113 to access the west side of reservoir, Fall ...
  • Lake Walcott is a reservoir in south central Idaho in the northwestern United States, impounded by Minidoka Dam. The damming of the Snake River by the Minidoka Project formed the 11,000 acre (45 km²)...