Pettit Lake

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Pettit Lake
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Pettit Lake
LocationBlaine County, Idaho
Coordinates43°59′N 114°53′W / 43.98°N 114.88°W / 43.98; -114.88Coordinates: 43°59′N 114°53′W / 43.98°N 114.88°W / 43.98; -114.88
Primary inflowsCreek from Alice Lake
Primary outflowsCreek to Alturas Lake Creek to Salmon River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.40 mi (2.25 km)
Max. width0.55 mi (0.89 km)
Surface elevation6,996 ft (2,132 m)

Pettit Lake is a large alpine lake in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is approximately 16 miles (26 km) south of Stanley and 33 miles (53 km) northwest of Ketchum.

Pettit Lake

Pettit Lake is accessed from State Highway 75 via Sawtooth National Forest road 205.[1] There are campgrounds and trailheads around Pettit Lake.

In the southern section of the Sawtooth Valley, Pettit Lake is the third largest lake in Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Just east of the Sawtooth Wilderness, Pettit Lake is at an elevation of 6,996 feet (2,132 m), downstream of popular destinations such as Alice Lake and the Twin Lakes.


  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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