Hayden Lake Watershed
Imagine Hayden Lake as a cupped hand under a faucet, with streams running into it from several directions….and then water spilling out at the south end. Your Conservancy has protected lands and streams around the lake to protect habitat and water quality. Hayden Creek is a westslope cutthroat trout stronghold. Hudlow Mountain stands sentinel over the east side of the lake, with the remains of a Forest Service fire lookout at its crest. The biggest secret, though, may be the hidden outlet at Honeysuckle Bay and its astonishing role at replenishing the mighty Rathdrum Prairie Spokane Valley aquifer.