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Stanley Lake
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McGown Peak and Stanley Lake
Location Custer County, Idaho
Type Glacial
Primary inflows Stanley Lake Creek
Primary outflows Stanley Lake Creek to Salmon River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1 mile (1.6 km)
Max. width 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Surface elevation 6,513 feet (1,985 m)

Stanley Lake is an alpine lake in the western United States, located in Custer County, Idaho, at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

The lake is approximately seven miles (11 km) west of Stanley, readily accessed via a three-mile (5 km) spur road from State Highway 21. The surface elevation of the lake is 6,513 feet (1,985 m) above sea level.

Stanley Lake is northeast of the base of the 9,860-foot (3,005 m) McGown Peak, and just south of the considerably smaller Elk Peak. The lake is two miles (3 km) downstream of Lady Face Falls on Stanley Lake Creek; it drains into the main Salmon River via Stanley Lake Creek and Valley Creek.

Recreational facilities at the lake include three campgrounds with nightly fees, a day use area, a boat launch, and hiking trails.

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