Ideal Lake

Total Miles


1,303.66 ft


0.25 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The road into Ideal Lake off of Philpot/Aberdeen is very rough, with tons of deep potholes - huge potholes. It's a slow drive-in. We were there in the Fall of 2022 during one of the driest 4 months on record and the water levels of Ideal Lake which is a reservoir was so low. There are a few camp spots here and there was an RV there too. You could fish here as well. There are trails at the rec site for kids to play on or to go for a nice hike/walk. There is no cell coverage at this location.

Photos of Ideal Lake

Ideal Lake
Ideal Lake
Ideal Lake


very large pot holes that will be deep and muddy in rain seasons

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Access Description

Access road is off of Aberdeen and Philpot FSRs.

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