Map of Lamoille Creek
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stream is one of the largest in the Ruby Mountains, which begins at Lamoille
Lake. Nearly the entire length of
Lamoille Creek is fishable, from the parking area at the head of the canyon to
the Forest Service boundary below.
Lamoille Canyon is breathtaking, offering incredible views and has
numerous hiking trails.
average flow in Lamoille Creek is 3 to 5 cubic feet per second (cfs), but it may
peak at 100 to 500 cfs during spring runoff in May and June. Wild brook trout occur throughout the entire
10 miles of stream down to the Forest Service property boundary and a few wild rainbow
trout can be found below the Forest Service campground. The best time to fish is after spring runoff from
July to October and for the most productive fishing, use bait (worms) or flies. Rainbow trout generally range from 10 to 11
inches. The Forest Service has a campground at Thomas Creek, but there are a few
primitive camping areas near Right Fork.
Picnic areas are also available.
From Elko, follow State Route 227 to Lamoille Canyon. The road is paved.