Top 10 mountain lakes in idaho

Henrys Lake: The western and eastern edges of the lake provide wetland/marsh habitats that serve as breeding areas for many birds in spring. 

Lake Coeur d’Alene: is a natural lake in North Idaho, located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is a popular tourist site for many people during the summer.

Lake Pend Oreille:Surrounded by national forests and a few small towns, Lake Pend Oreille is the largest lake in Idaho –covering a surface area of 148 square miles.

Payette Lake:At an elevation of 4,990 feet, Payette Lake is a natural lake in west-central Idaho near McCall, formed by glacial activity. 

Lake Cleveland:Located in the Albion Mountains, Lake Cleveland can be accessed from paved forest road 549. Also a part of the Sawtooth National Forest.

Redfish Lake: is a large alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, just five miles south of Stanley. Its name was derived from the red-colored sockeye salmon that frequently swims in this lake. 

Alturas Lake:Located in Blaine County, Idaho in the Sawtooth Valley, Alturas Lake is the second largest lake in Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

Stanley Lake:Also a lake at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth Recreation Area, Stanley Lake is one of the most picturesque lakes in Idaho, with the stunning McGowan Peak as backdrop.

Alice Lake:Another mountainous lake in Idaho, Alice Lake, sits beneath rugged mountain peaks in the Sawtooth National Forest. Although the area was previously used for logging until the 1920s.

Priest Lake:One of the best lakes for vacation in Idaho, Priest Lake is surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains which add a rugged backdrop to the lake.

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