I was told by my Grandmother (Olive Bentley) that this lake was named for her father Gustave States, the owner of the Canyon Ranch. He had homesteaded Sinks Canyon and the surrounding area, where my grandmother remained until just prior to her death in 1976 at the age of 96. Says William Bentley
Not sufficient hours in a day to enjoy this site. Sinks Canyon State Park is a pleasant location, and the Louis Lake Trail is a fine hiking trail nearby. Gustave
Lake is one of the lakes here in the Wind River Range. And if that's not enough there's lots more fun stuff to do in the Wind River Range.