Yellow Belly Lake

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Yellow Belly Lake
Gunfighter's flagship over Idaho2.JPG
Jets above Yellow Belly Lake
Location Custer County, Idaho
Coordinates 44°00′03″N 114°52′30″W / 44.000803°N 114.875131°W / 44.000803; -114.875131Coordinates: 44°00′03″N 114°52′30″W / 44.000803°N 114.875131°W / 44.000803; -114.875131
Type Glacial
Primary outflows Creek to Salmon River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 0.81 mi (1.30 km)
Max. width 0.55 mi (0.89 km)
Surface elevation 7,076 ft (2,157 m)

Yellow Belly Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Stanley and 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Ketchum. Yellow Belly Lake can be accessed from State Highway 75 via Sawtooth National Forest road 205 and 096. Forest road 096 is a high clearance road that goes directly to a trailhead and campground on the shores of Yellow Belly Lake.[1]

In the southern section of the Sawtooth Valley, Yellow Belly Lake is one of the largest lakes in Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

Yellow Belly Lake from the west


  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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