Where to Fish Straight Lake, Upper

Straight Lake, Upper


Straight Lake is a small (8.8 acre) remote glacial cirque lake located in the Straight Creek (North Fork Fish Creek) drainage at 6,390 ft elevation. The lake lies on the Lolo National Forest (Ninemile Ranger District) in the proposed Great Burn Wilderness Area.

Size 8.8 acres
Elevation 6390.0 ft.
Directions Straight Lake is very remote lake with difficult access. One way to get there is to take Fish Creek Road (USFS road #343) from Interstate Highway 90, then proceed up the West Fork Fish Creek on USFS Road #7750 until you get to the campground and Forest Service outpost (Clearwater Crossing) at the end of the road. Take the North Fork Fish Creek Trail (#103) for ~ 0.7 miles, then Trail #99 (Straight Creek Trail) west-southwest for ~ 6 miles. Here, the trail will leave Straight Creek toward Chilcoot Pass. Continue up the Straight Creek drainage for about 2.3 miles on an old, unofficial trail. Straight Lake lies at the top of the drainage. Another option is to descend to Straight Lake from the Stateline National Recreation Trail (USFS Trail #738). There are several routes to reach the vicinity of the lake on this trail, but descending to the lake from the lake requires a very steep hike (no trail) that may be dangerous.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 13N 26W 30
Latitude/Longitude 46.8607856931 -114.940150548
FWP Region Region 2 
County Mineral
Fishing District Western
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