Where to Fish Dalton Lake


Dalton Lake is a small (6.2 acres), remote glacial cirque lake located near the Idaho border in the North Fork Fish Creek drainage at 6,292 ft elevation. The lake lies on the Lolo National Forest (Ninemile Ranger District) in the proposed Great Burn Wilderness Area.

Size 6.2 acres
Elevation 6292.0 ft.
Directions Access to Dalton Lake can most easily be obtained by taking USFS Rd #250 (Trout Creek Road) from Superior, MT. From USFS Rd #250, there are two options to hike. One option is to hike USFS Trail #171 to Heart Lake, then Trail #175 past Pearl Lake, to a saddle between Pearl and Dalton Lakes. From the top of this saddle, one can see and hike to Dalton Lake on an established, but non-designated trail. The other option is to take Trail #738 (Stateline National Recreation Trail) east-southeast, along the Idaho border, from the top of Hoodoo Pass (USFS Rd # 250) and descend into the lake. Both routes are between 4.5 and 5 miles hiking distance, with moderate difficulty.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 14N 27W 25
Latitude/Longitude 46.9378 -114.9551
FWP Region Region 2 
County Mineral
Fishing District Western
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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 234 234

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