Warm Lake

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Warm Lake
Warm Lake Idaho.jpg
Location Valley County, Idaho
Coordinates 44°38′47″N 115°40′08″W / 44.6464°N 115.6689°W / 44.6464; -115.6689Coordinates: 44°38′47″N 115°40′08″W / 44.6464°N 115.6689°W / 44.6464; -115.6689
Primary inflows Warm Lake Creek
Primary outflows Warm Lake Creek
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
Max. width 0.75 miles (1.21 km)
Surface area 640 acres (260 ha)
Surface elevation 5,298 ft (1,615 m)

Warm Lake is a 640-acre (260 ha) lake in Idaho, United States.[1][2] It is located 26 miles (42 km) east of Cascade in Valley County, at 5,298 feet (1,615 m) above sea level. It is the largest natural lake in Boise National Forest.[3]

The lake's abundance of wildlife makes it very popular for camping, fishing, and hunting. Large mammals present in the area include moose, mule deer, black bear, elk, bald eagles and osprey. The lake contains rainbow, brook, lake, and bull trout as well as mountain whitefish and Kokanee salmon.[2]

There are two lodges at the lake, North Shore Lodge, which was established in 1936, and Warm Lake Lodge, which was established in 1911.[4][5] The Forest Service operates three campgrounds around the lake.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warm Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Fishing in Idaho". Idaho Fish and Game. Archived from the original on January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ U.S. Forest Service (2012). Boise National Forest (Map). 1:126720.
  4. ^ "Warm Lake Lodge Operators". Fast Network Service. Archived from the original on January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Warm Lake Area History". Warm Lake Users Association. Archived from the original on January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Camping & Cabins". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved January 10, 2015.