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East Marion Lake
Although only an acre or so in surface area, East Marion Lake is a hidden gem stocked with native Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Tucked away in a basin just south of Gunboat Lake, this little wonder takes some effort to reach; you will need to either scramble over the small saddle to the southwest of Gunboat Lake that separates it from East Marion or take on a bit more rigorous scramble from the east side of Lake Marion up the tiny tributary that tumbles intermittently from the pond. Regardless of the way you reach the lake, you can rest assured that the trout you see cruising in its crystal clear waters will have seen little pressure. Although the lake is unlabeled on most maps, you can find it on your map by tracing the terrain from the southern end of Gunboat Lake.
From the West Tensleep Trailhead, follow Trail 065 north for 0.1 miles to the junction with Trail 063. Bear left on Trail 063 and continue for approximately 4.8 miles to reach the foot of Lake Helen. Follow Trail 063 past the head of Lake Helen and then continue approximately 0.9 miles to reach Lake Marion. As noted above, to reach East Lake Marion, you will need to either scramble up the slope of the intermittent drainage to the east of Lake Marion or make your way over the saddle that separates East Marion Lake from Gunboat Lake.
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