Where to Fish Gold Creek Lake


Gold Creek Lake is a moderate-sized (13.8 acres), remote glacial cirque lake located in the Rattlesnake Wilderness in the Gold Creek drainage near Missoula at 6,870 ft elevation.

Size 13.8 acres
Elevation 6870.0 ft.
Directions Access to Gold Creek Lake can most easily be obtained by taking USFS Road #126 (Gold Creek Road) off of U.S. Highway 200 east of Missoula. Travel on Road #126 for ~6 miles, then USFS Road #2103 for ~ 5 miles and finally USFS Road #4323 for ~ 5 miles to the West Fork Gold Creek Trailhead and USFS Trail #333. From here, it is a ~ 5.5 mile hike on Trail #333 to Boulder Lake. From Boulder Lake, hike ~ 0.7 mile up the stream drainage on the northwest side of Boulder Lake (off-trail). This stream is the outlet of Gold Creek Lake. Gold Creek Lake can also be reached by hiking off-trail across difficult terrain for ~1.2 mi to the west from Fly Lake.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 15N 18W 2
Latitude/Longitude 47.08557 -113.84673
FWP Region Region 2 
County Missoula
Fishing District Western
Click on rows to select them for use in other tabs.
Waterbody Section Field Form Type Date Purpose Species
For Comparative analysis all Length Units are millimeters : all Weights are grams
Species Count Avg StdDev Min Max AvgWgt StdDevWgt MinWeight S/L Sects Surveys Waterbody
For Comparative analysis all Length Units are millimeters : all Weights are grams
Waterbody Section Species Count AveLength StdDevLength MinLength MaxLength AveWeight StdDevWeight MinWeight MaxWeight
For Comparative analysis all Length Units are millimeters : all Weights are grams
Waterbody Year Section Species Count AveLength StdDevLength MinLength MaxLength AveWeight StdDevWeight MinWeight MaxWeight
This is a preview, all fields will be visible by selecting a download option

Id Fcs Id Fnd Id Species 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
2009 85 85

View the latest Montana Fishing Regulations.

There is no fish consumption advisory for this waterbody.