Bowknot Lake

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Bowknot Lake
Location Custer County, Idaho
Coordinates 43°57′59″N 114°57′33″W / 43.966525°N 114.959161°W / 43.966525; -114.959161Coordinates: 43°57′59″N 114°57′33″W / 43.966525°N 114.959161°W / 43.966525; -114.959161
Lake type Glacial
Primary outflows Creek to Salmon River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 0.10 mi (0.16 km)
Max. width 0.09 mi (0.14 km)
Surface elevation 8,245 ft (2,513 m)

Bowknot Lake is a small alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Sawtooth National Forest trial 096 leads to Bowknot Lake.[1]

Bowknot Lake is in the Sawtooth Wilderness, and a wilderness permit can be obtained at a registration box at trailheads or wilderness boundaries. Toxaway Lake is upstream of Bowknot Lake while Farley Lake, McDonald Lake, and Yellow Belly Lake are downstream.


  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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