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Surprise Lake
Location Elmore County, Idaho
Type Glacial
Primary outflows Timpa Creek to Middle Fork Boise River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 0.16 mi (0.26 km)
Max. width 0.10 mi (0.16 km)
Surface elevation 8,595 ft (2,620 m)

Surprise Lake is a small alpine lake in Elmore County, Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is accessed from Sawtooth National Forest trail 479 along Timpa Creek Creek.

Surprise Lake is in the Sawtooth Wilderness, and a wilderness permit can be obtained at a registration box at trailheads or wilderness boundaries. Timpa Lake is downstream of Surprise Lake, while Chickadee Lake is upstream to the southwest and Confusion Lake is upstream to the northeast.

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