Pettit Lake

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Pettit Lake
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Pettit Lake
Location Blaine County, Idaho
Coordinates 43°59′N 114°53′W / 43.98°N 114.88°W / 43.98; -114.88
PETTIT LAKE Latitude and Longitude:

43°59′N 114°53′W / 43.98°N 114.88°W / 43.98; -114.88
Type Glacial
Primary inflows Creek from Alice Lake
Primary outflows Creek to Alturas Lake Creek to Salmon River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.40 mi (2.25 km)
Max. width 0.55 mi (0.89 km)
Surface elevation 6,996 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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