Baker Lake (Custer County, Idaho)

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Baker Lake
Baker Lake, White Cloud Mountains, Idaho.JPG
Log bridge at Baker Lake
Location Custer County, Idaho
Coordinates 44°03′24″N 114°33′51″W / 44.056704°N 114.564083°W / 44.056704; -114.564083Coordinates: 44°03′24″N 114°33′51″W / 44.056704°N 114.564083°W / 44.056704; -114.564083
Type Glacial
Primary outflows Little Boulder Creek to East Fork Salmon River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 630 ft (190 m)
Max. width 509 ft (155 m)
Surface area 7.7 acres (3.1 ha)
Surface elevation 8,468 ft (2,581 m)[1]

Baker Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located in the White Cloud Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The name is derived from the fact that the lake is adjacent to mining claims held by the Baker family for many years.[2]

Baker Lake is just east of Merriam Peak and downstream of several other lakes including Castle, Cornice, Emerald, Glacier, Noisy, Quiet, Rock, Scree, and Shallow Lakes. The lake is accessed from Sawtooth National Forest trail 047.[3]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Baker Lake
  2. ^ Berringer (January 9, 1973). "Case Brief (Domestic): Baker Lake". BGN Form 7301. Washington DC: United States Board on Geographic Names, Department of the Interior. 
  3. ^ 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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