Perkins Lake Article

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Perkins Lake
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Perkins Lake
Location Blaine County, Idaho
Coordinates 43°55′43″N 114°50′25″W / 43.928644°N 114.840403°W / 43.928644; -114.840403
PERKINS LAKE Latitude and Longitude:

43°55′43″N 114°50′25″W / 43.928644°N 114.840403°W / 43.928644; -114.840403
Type Glacial
Primary inflowsAlturas Lake Creek
Primary outflowsAlturas Lake Creek to Salmon River
Basin countries United States
Max. length0.39 mi (0.63 km)
Max. width0.24 mi (0.39 km)
Surface elevation7,016 ft (2,138 m)

Perkins Lake is an alpine lake in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is approximately 21 miles (34 km) south of Stanley and 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Ketchum. Perkins Lake can be accessed from State Highway 75 via Sawtooth National Forest road 205. [1]

In the southern section of the Sawtooth Valley, Perkins Lake has easy access around its northern shore, several campgrounds, and private camps. Camp Perkins, a Lutheran Outdoor Ministries camp is located on the northeast shore of Perkins Lake.

See also


  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.