Where to Fish Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake


Crystal Lake is a high mountain lake located in Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. It is managed as a Yellowstone cutthroat trout fishery.

Size 3.6 acres
Elevation 9,459.5 ft.
Directions Access to the lake is from Mill Creek Road FS-486 to East Fork Mill Creek Road FS-3280 to the trail head. Follow trail #51 for approximately 6.5 miles and jump off the trail and take the best pathway to the lake. At this point there is no maintained trail.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 05S 11E 29
Latitude/Longitude 45.36848 -110.39254
FWP Region Region 3 
County Park
Fishing District Central
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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
2013 291 291
2009 50 50
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