Where to Fish Heart Lake

Heart Lake Heart Lake


Heart Lake is a large (61.6 acre), deep glacial trough lake located near the Idaho border in the south Fork Trout Creek drainage at approximately 5,760 ft elevation. The lake lies on the Lolo National Forest (Superior Ranger District).

Size 61.6 acres
Elevation 5760.0 ft.
Directions Access to Heart Lake can most easily be obtained by taking USFS Road #250 (Trout Creek Road) near Superior, MT. From Road #250, there are two options to hike. One option is to hike USFS Trail #171 to Heart Lake. This route is approximately 2.5 miles and follows the south fork of Trout Creek. It is generally a gentle climb, with a few stretches of switchbacks. The other option is to take Trail #738 (Stateline National Recreation Trail) east-southeast, along the Idaho border, from the top of Hoodoo Pass (via Road #250). This route is longer (~ 3.6 miles) and has a fair amount of uphill and downhill, but it offers great views of the North Fork Clearwater River (Idaho) drainage.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 16N 28W 29
Latitude/Longitude 47.1093315485 -115.165280227
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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Waterbody Section Field Form Type Date Purpose Species
For Comparative analysis all Length Units are millimeters : all Weights are grams
Species Count Avg StdDev Min Max AvgWgt StdDevWgt MinWeight S/L Sects Surveys Waterbody
For Comparative analysis all Length Units are millimeters : all Weights are grams
Waterbody Section Species Count AveLength StdDevLength MinLength MaxLength AveWeight StdDevWeight MinWeight MaxWeight
For Comparative analysis all Length Units are millimeters : all Weights are grams
Waterbody Year Section Species Count AveLength StdDevLength MinLength MaxLength AveWeight StdDevWeight MinWeight MaxWeight
Year Angler Days Std. Error
2015 86 86
2013 267 199
2011 145 107

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