Where to Fish North Cache Lake

North Cache Lake


North Cache Lake is a small (6.5 acres), remote glacial cirque lake located near the Idaho border in the Cache Creek (South Fork Fish Creek) drainage at 6,898 ft elevation. The lake lies on the Lolo National Forest (Ninemile Ranger District) in the proposed Great Burn Wilderness Area.

Size 6.5 acres
Elevation 6898.0 ft.
Directions There is no easy access to North Cache Lake. Perhaps the easiest is to take USFS Road #343 (Fish Creek Road) to USFS Road #4218, then take the left fork of the road to the head of USFS Trail #317 (Cache Creek Trail). Hike Trail #317 approximately 9 miles to its end. Continue off-trail up the drainage for another ~1.5 miles over steep terrain to reach the lake. There are several other off-trail options for accessing North Cache Lake. Carefully examine USFS maps and topographic maps to find the route that best suits your hiking preferences and skills.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 11N 25W 8
Latitude/Longitude 46.73024 -114.77501
FWP Region Region 2 
County Mineral
Fishing District Western
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There is no fish consumption advisory for this waterbody.