Where to Fish Tadpole Lake


Tadpole Lake is a small (3.1 acres), semi-remote glacial cirque lake located near the Idaho border in the Big Creek (St. Regis River) drainage at 5,718 ft elevation. The lake lies on the Lolo National Forest (Superior Ranger District).

Size 3.1 acres
Elevation 5718.0 ft.
Directions The easiest way to access Tadpole Lake is to take the Saltese Exit off of Interstate Highway 90 west of St. Regis, MT. Take USFS Road #305 until you reach the the Idaho border and USFS Road #391(~ 5.1 miles). From here, there are two options. The first is to proceed southeast on USFS Road #391 for 0.3 miles to USFS Trail #255. Hike Trail #255 northeast 0.5 mile, then hike off-trail to the lake. The second is to go southeast on USFS Road #391 for one mile, then hike a mile-long trail north to the lake. Be sure to not accidentally hike Trail #1268, which heads immediately northeast off of the ridge.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 18N 31W 4
Latitude/Longitude 47.350249507 -115.544766766
FWP Region Region 2 
County Mineral
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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