Where to Fish Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes Twin Lakes


Lower Twin Lake is a small (9.8 acres), remote glacial cirque lake, enhanced by a dam, located in the Rattlesnake Wilderness in the Rattlesnake Creek (Clark Fork River) drainage at 7065 ft elevation. The lake lies on the Lolo National Forest (Missoula Ranger District).

Size 9.8 acres
Elevation 7065.0 ft.
Directions There is no easy way to get to Lower Twin Lake. Access to Lower Twin Lake can most easily be obtained by taking a bicycle up USFS road #99 (which is not open to motorized vehicles) from the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area trailhead approximately 14 miles to USFS trail #534 (Lake Creek Trail) at the wilderness boundary. Hike southwest approximately 5 miles to Stuart Peak Trail #517. Hike south 0.6 mile to USFS trail #330. Lower Twin Lake is 0.4 mile east on this trail. Access strictly on-foot is most easily achieved by hiking USFS road #99 0.5 miles to USFS trail #517 or USFS trail #517.1 (the two trails merge after 1.8 miles). Continue to hike roughly north on USFS trail #517 (Stuart Peak trail) another 6 miles to USFS trail #330. Hike this trail 0.4 mile east to Lower Twin Lake.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 15N 18W 31
Latitude/Longitude 47.01013 -113.91422
FWP Region Region 2 
County Missoula
Fishing District Western

Main Contact

William Knotek
Fisheries Biologist
lknotek@mt.gov
(406) 542-5506
Missoula
Region 2


Manager

Patrick Saffel
Fisheries Manager
psaffel@mt.gov
(406) 542-5507
Missoula
Region 2

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