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Shelf Lake
Shelf Lake, White Cloud Mountains, Idaho.JPG
Location Custer County, Idaho
Type Glacial
Primary outflows Little Boulder Creek to East Fork Salmon River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 902 ft (275 m)
Max. width 579 ft (176 m)
Surface area 7.8 acres (3.2 ha)
Surface elevation 8,943 ft (2,726 m)

Shelf Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located in the White Cloud Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is named for a distinct rock shelf extending around the south and west shores of the lake.

The lake is accessed from Sawtooth National Forest trail 683. Shelf Lake is northeast of Merriam Peak and located in the lower section of the Boulder Chain Lakes Basin.

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