Martin - Lower

This lake is located in the Okanogan National Forest to the southwest of the town of Twisp. It is a scenic area and this lake offers an abundance of Westslope Cutthroat Trout that average 8 inches in length; perfect for pan frying. There is a formal trail to the lake and lots of good camping. This area is well known for its Larch trees which turn a brilliant yellow in the fall.

Getting here:

If you are going north towards Twisp on highway 153 from Pateros, 17 miles from Pateros turn left on a paved road signed “Gold Creek Loop”. At about 1 mile from the highway, turn left onto Forest Service Road 4340. If you are going south from Twisp towards Pateros, 15 miles from Twisp turn right on the paved road signed “Gold Creek Loop”. At about 1.5 miles from the highway, turn right onto Forest Service Road 4340. Once onto FS road 4340 go 5 miles and stay right at the junction. At 6.7 miles turn left onto FS road 4340-300. Follow this road another 4.6 miles to the end of the road and the trailhead to Eagle Lake, trail #431. ½ mile up this trail is a junction to Crater Lakes. Continue on the trail to Eagle Lake. At the 2 mile point is another junction. Go left here towards Martin Lakes on trail #429. At about 6.5 miles from the trailhead is another junction. Go right onto trail #429A for ½ mile to the Lower Martin Lake. It is about 2400 feet of elevation gain to this lake with about 400 feet of loss.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Okanogan
Acreage: 6.00 ac.
Elevation: 6744 ft.
TRS: T31R20E SEC15
Center: 48.189721, -120.334929
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