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Pettit Lake, Ketchum

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Pettit Lake is a large alpine lake in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, located in the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is approximately 16 miles (26 km) south of Stanley and 33 miles (53 km) northwest of Ketchum.

Pettit Lake is accessed from State Highway 75 via Sawtooth National Forest road 205. There are campgrounds and trailheads around Pettit Lake.

In the southern section of the Sawtooth Valley, Pettit Lake is the third largest lake in Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Just east of the Sawtooth Wilderness, Pettit Lake is at an elevation of 6,996 feet (2,132 m), downstream of popular destinations such as Alice Lake and the Twin Lakes.
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  • Nice little scenic lake. Had the kayaks and wish we would have put them in but we had more looking to do. 
    Nice little scenic lake. Had the kayaks and wish we would have put them in but we had more looking to do.  more »
  • We found ourselves at the edge of Pettit Lake to begin our hike to Alice Lake on the Tin Cup Trailhead. Basically, the trail takes you along the length of the lake for 1.2 miles. To reach the... 
    We found ourselves at the edge of Pettit Lake to begin our hike to Alice Lake on the Tin Cup Trailhead. Basically, the trail takes you along the length of the lake for 1.2 miles. To reach the...  more »
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  • Great place to spend the day.
  • I could see how beautiful it would be. Smoke from wildfires created an eerie scene that was both haunting and sad. Here’s to hoping next year is free from smoke.

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