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Pettit Lake, Ketchum

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • We drove around two miles off the main road to check out this lake after spending a few days at Redfish Lake. It’s a fairly large alpine lake with camping and hiking trails. It was very tranquil...  more »
  • Easy to get to lake with amazing views and room to spread out. Day use area is a great option too.
  • What an amazing kayak trip

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