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Summit Lake

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Status:  Log in or Register... 09.12.23
Water Tmp:  09.12.23
Level:  09.12.23
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Conditions reports for this lake are available when logged in. Last Conditions Report for Summit Lake: 09.12.23
Summit Lake on FishExplorer has 32 historic conditions reports, 10 historic water temperature updates, 18 historic status updates, 16 historic water level updates, available to subscribers.
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Fish Species in Summit Lake:
Cutthroat Trout
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Summit Lake
Managing Agency: Surface Acres: Capacity AF: Elev:
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General Details:

Summit Lake is the highest freshwater lake that is fishable in the lower 48 states. Expect beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife as well as tourists. There are nice cutthroats in the lake but because of the elevation the fishing can be temperamental. Please keep to trails and do not walk on the fragile arctic tundra. Be prepared for any weather condition. If you have a heart condition or br... Log in for additional details...

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Getting there:

From Idaho Springs take highway 103 to Echo Lake. At Echo Lake take the turn-off to highway 5 at the toll booth then continue to the lake--about 5 miles.
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Summit Master Angler Awards
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Summit Lake Stocking 2021 to 2023
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Lake Class: 4
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