Where to Fish Rudie Lake

Rudie Lake


Rudie Lake is a small (7.1 acres), remote forested cirque lake located near the Idaho border in the Deer Creek (St. Regis River) drainage at 5,641 ft elevation. The lake lies on the Lolo National Forest (Superior Ranger District).

Size 7.1 acres
Elevation 5641.0 ft.
Directions There are two good routes to Rudie Lake. One is to take USFS Road #236 (Deer Creek Road) south from DeBorgia, MT for 6.4 miles to the trailhead for USFS Trail #269. This trail passes Crystal Lake at mile1.4 and leads to the unmarked trail to Rudie Lake at mile 2.9. This is an old trail that descends the east side of a ridge towards Rudie Lake. The trail is not well established and off-trail hiking will be required. The other option is to take USFS Road #282 (Little Joe Creek Road) from St. Regis to the Idaho border. Once you reach the Idaho border, take USFS Road #391 northwest approximately 8.6 miles to Trail #269, which runs north. Approximately 0.7 mile down on this trail, you will be at the aforementioned old trail that goes down the east side of the ridge towards Rudie Lake. This would be a preferred route to visit multiple lakes in one trip.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 18N 30W 28
Latitude/Longitude 47.28794 -115.4159
FWP Region Region 2 
County Mineral
Fishing District Western
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