Alturas Lake

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Alturas Lake
Paddling Alturas.jpg
Paddling on Alturas Lake
Location Blaine County, Idaho
Coordinates 43°54′49″N 114°51′38″W / 43.913517°N 114.860569°W / 43.913517; -114.860569Coordinates: 43°54′49″N 114°51′38″W / 43.913517°N 114.860569°W / 43.913517; -114.860569
Type Glacial
Primary inflows Alturas Lake Creek
Primary outflows Alturas Lake Creek to Salmon River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.95 mi (3.14 km)
Max. width 0.80 mi (1.29 km)
Surface elevation 7,016 ft (2,138 m)

Alturas Lake is an alpine lake in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is approximately 21 miles (34 km) south of Stanley and 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Ketchum. Alturas Lake can be accessed from State Highway 75 via Sawtooth National Forest road 205.[1]

In the southern section of the Sawtooth Valley, Alturas Lake is the second largest lake in Sawtooth National Recreation Area and has easy access around its northern shore, several campgrounds, and private camps. Leah Lake and Logjam Lake are upstream of Alturas Lake.

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  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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