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Middle Hanson Lake
Location Custer County, Idaho
Type Glacial
Primary outflows Creek to Stanley Lake Creek to Salmon River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 0.27 mi (0.43 km)
Max. width 0.16 mi (0.26 km)
Surface elevation 8,115 ft (2,473 m)

Middle Hansen Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is approximately 8.7 miles (14.0 km) west of Stanley. Middle Hansen Lake is accessed via Sawtooth National Forest trail 640 from the Stanley Lake trailhead on forest service road 455 from State Highway 21.

Middle Hansen Lake is the largest of the three Hansen Lakes. Upper and Lower Hanson Lakes are a short distance uphill from Middle Hansen Lake. The stream that drains the Hanson Lakes goes over Bridal Veil Falls before flowing into Stanley Lake Creek.

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