Little Redfish Lake
|Little Redfish Lake|
|Location||Custer County, Idaho|
|Primary inflows||Redfish Lake Creek|
|Primary outflows||Redfish Lake Creek to Salmon River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||0.34 miles (0.55 km)|
|Max. width||0.46 miles (0.74 km)|
|Surface elevation||6,489 feet (1,978 m)|
Little Redfish Lake is a name given to two different alpine lakes in central Idaho, both in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Custer County. This article refers to the lake on Redfish Lake Creek downstream of Redfish Lake and south of Stanley. For the article on the other Little Redfish Lake see Little Redfish Lake (White Cloud Mountains).
Little Redfish Lake is a picturesque mountain lake (photo) on the northeast edge of the Sawtooth mountain range in central Idaho, five miles south of Stanley in and less than mile from State Highway 75.
Its surface elevation is 6,489 feet (1,978 m) above sea level, and is about a mile (1.6 km) downstream from the significantly larger Redfish Lake (6,547 feet (1,996 m)). Both were named for the red-scaled sockeye salmon that returned every year to spawn via the Salmon River. The lakes flow into the river via Redfish Lake Creek.
Besides the red-scaled salmon that come to this lake, Little Redfish Lake also has a clay pit, located at the bottom of the lake.
- 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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