Toxaway Lake (Idaho)

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Toxaway Lake
Toxaway Lake.jpg
Toxaway Lake from Sand Mountain Pass
Location Custer County, Idaho
Coordinates 43°58′N 114°58′W / 43.96°N 114.97°W / 43.96; -114.97Coordinates: 43°58′N 114°58′W / 43.96°N 114.97°W / 43.96; -114.97
Type Glacial
Primary outflows Creek to Salmon River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 0.92 mi (1.48 km)
Max. width 0.36 mi (0.58 km)
Surface elevation 8,323 ft (2,537 m)
Islands 2

Toxaway Lake is an alpine lake in the western United States, in Custer County, Idaho. Located high in the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, it is approximately 17 miles (27 km) south of Stanley. The lake's surface elevation is 8,323 ft (2,537 m) above sea level.

A trail from the Yellow Belly Lake and Pettit Lake trailheads leads towards Toxaway Lake via Farley Lake. These trailheads can be accessed from State Highway 75 via Sawtooth National Forest road 208.[1]

Toxaway Lake is in the Sawtooth Wilderness and wilderness permit can be obtained at trailheads. Campfires in this section of the Sawtooth Wilderness are prohibited due to heavy use and limited firewood.

References[edit]

  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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