10 miles northeast of St. Maries, Idaho
The Crystal Lake WSA contains the headwaters of Latour Creek. The lake itself is a five-acre glacial cirque surrounded by 4,900 acres of commercial timberland. Bare talus peaks descend sharply to Latour Creek some 3,000 feet below Reeds Baldy, the highest peak in the WSA. The slopes in the upper drainages are predominately vegetated with a thin to moderately stocked mixed coniferous stand. Toward the lower end of the WSA, the density of the stand steadily increases. The basin below Crystal Lake contains the site of a past fire and now supports a dense brush cover.