Where to Fish Heart Lake


Heart Lake is a moderate sized (31.6 acres) glacial valley lake located approximately 4.2 miles northeast of Red Mountain and 5.0 miles west of the Continental Divide. The lake lies within the Scapegoat Wilderness, Helena National Forest (USFS Lincoln Ranger District) at 6,424 ft elevation in Landers Fork of the Blackfoot River drainage.

Size 32.2303 acres
Elevation 6497.68 ft.
Directions Access to Heart Lake can be obtained by taking Hwy 200 east from Lincoln, MT approximately 6.2 miles to the Copper Creek Rd. Follow the Copper Creek Rd approximately 10.2 miles to the Indian Meadows Trailhead. From the trailhead either hike or pack in on horses along USFS Trail #481 (Main Line Pack Trail) 4.1 miles to its intersection with USFS Trail # 424 (Heart Lake Trail) and follow Trail #424 the final 0.7 miles into Heart Lake. The Heart Lake route is approximately 4.8 miles distance, with moderate difficultly.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 16N 08W 18
Latitude/Longitude 47.1363849642 -112.651556444
FWP Region Region 2 
County Lewis & Clark
Fishing District Western
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Year Species Abbrv Length Weight M/C Count Sex Mort Hook Scar Disease Scales Otolith Fin Clip Tag Comment Genetics Age Stomach Intercept Slope Gear Equipment Trip Date Pass/Run Water Section Lat/Down Lon/Down Lat/Up Lon/Up
Year Angler Days Std. Error
2015 158 112
2011 138 109
2009 454 240

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