Where to Fish Crystal Lake


Crystal Lake is a moderately sized (14.3 acres), deep glacial cirque lake located near the Idaho border in the Deer Creek (St. Regis River) drainage at 5,445 ft elevation. An earthen dam was also constructed at the northeast end to enhance water storage. The lake lies on the Lolo National Forest (Superior Ranger District).)

Size 14.3 acres
Elevation 5445.0 ft.
Directions There are two reasonable routes to Crystal Lake. The lake is most easily accessed by taking USFS Road #236 (Deer Creek Road) south from DeBorgia. Approximately 6.4 miles from DeBorgia, USFS Trail #269 runs southwest and Crystal Lake lies 1.4 miles up this trail. 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. Here, Trail #269 proceeds to the north, though it is not well marked. Crystal Lake lies just over 2 miles north on this trail. This would be a preferred route if you want to visit several lakes in one trip.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 18N 30W 28
Latitude/Longitude 47.29722 -115.42041
FWP Region Region 2 
County Mineral
Fishing District Western
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Id Fcs Id Fnd Id Species Year Species Abbrv Length Weight M/C Count Sex Mort Hook Scar Disease Scales Otolith Fin Clip Tag Comment Genetics Age Stomach Intercept Slope Gear Equipment Trip Date Pass/Run Water Section Lat/Down Lon/Down Lat/Up Lon/Up
Year Angler Days Std. Error
2011 46 46

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