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Virginia Lake
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Virginia Lake
Location Boise County, Idaho
Type Glacial
Primary inflows South Fork Payette River
Primary outflows South Fork Payette River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 0.20 mi (0.32 km)
Max. width 0.13 mi (0.21 km)
Surface elevation 8,254 ft (2,516 m)

Virginia Lake is an alpine lake in Boise County, Idaho, United States, located high in the Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is approximately 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Stanley and 14.5 miles (23.3 km) southeast of Grandjean. Located in the remote central Sawtooth Wilderness, Edna Lake can be reached by trails from many directions, including the Sawtooth Valley (east), Grandjean (northwest), Redfish Lake (north), and Atlanta (south).

Virginia Lake is in a basin with several other lakes, including Vernon Lake and Edna Lake along the spine of the Sawtooths just below the border of Boise, Custer, and Elmore counties.

Virginia Lake is in the Sawtooth Wilderness and wilderness permit can be obtained at trailheads.

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