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One of our afternoon drives while we were camping in the Sawtooth Mountains area we found this very beautiful lake with excellent campgrounds and wonderful fishing. It is located a few miles from the little town of Stanley, Idaho.
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) west of Stanley, readily accessed via a 3 miles (4.8 km) spur road from State Highway 21. The surface elevation of the lake is 6,513 feet (1,985 m) above sea level.
Stanley Lake is northeast of the base of the 9,860 feet (3,010 m) McGown Peak, and just south of the considerably smaller Elk Peak. The lake is 2 miles (3,200 m) downstream of Lady Lace Falls on Stanley Lake Creek; it drains into the main Salmon River via Stanley Lake Creek and Valley Creek.
Stanley is a city in Custer County, Idaho, United States. The population was 63 at the 2010 census; down from 100 in 2000. The center of population of Idaho in 2000 was located in Stanley.
Stanley, Idaho is a true Rocky Mountain town located in the pristine wilderness of central Idaho. Gateway to the Sawtooth Mountains, Frank Church Wilderness, and the famous Salmon River of No Return, Stanley is a recreation mecca for biking,hiking, rafting, fishing, horseback trail rides, hunting, camping, skiing,snowmobiling, exploring and more.
This picturesque community, squeezed between the Salmon River of No Return and the Sawtooth Mountains, is often referred to as the American Alps. The towering Sawtooth Mountains arguably create the most impressive skyline in the west.
The Sawtooth Mountains of Central Idaho dominate the landscape and surround the little mountain town of Stanley, Idaho. The Sawtooth Mountains include more than forty high peaks that reach for the sky.
October 31st, 2013
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