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ALTURAS LAKE INLET, ID

part ofSawtooth National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ALTURAS LAKE INLET
Status: Open through Sun Sep 07 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Alturas Lake Inlet Campground is located on the shores of scenic Alturas Lake at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range.

Natural Features:

Alturas Creek runs through the campground, where summer wildflowers are plentiful and a mixed-growth conifer forest provides partial shade. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Recreation:

This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Alturas Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for bull trout and Kokanee salmon.

The 10-mile round trip Alpine Meadows Trail begins nearby, with spectacular canyon, meadow and alpine lake views. The trail is also a popular area for bird watching.

Facilities:

This campground contains several family campsites, some of which have lake or creek views. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

A day-use site is adjacent to the campground with a designated swim beach. Smokey Bear Boat Ramp is less than 1/4-mile away.

Nearby Attractions:

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities, and an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains.

Perkins Lake is less than 2 miles away, with excellent fishing and canoeing. Pettit and Yellowbelly Lakes are nearby, with more fishing, canoeing and hiking. The Salmon River offers fishing for rainbow trout, Westslope cutthroat trout and occasional hybrid cutbows and bull trout.

Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho Off-road Vehicle Safety Message
  • Bring confirmation letter with you to verify your reservation
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups at this campground
  • No pets allowed at beach area
  • No jet skiing permitted on the lake
  • The camp fee includes one vehicle for a single site and two vehicles for a double site. A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles over these limits
  • Beach access not included in site fees
  • This campground has first come, first served sites
  • Click here for more info about the Sawtooth National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.9, -114.88306
43°54'0"N, 114°52'59"W

From Highway 75, turn onto Forest Road 205/Alturas Lake Road. Travel approximately 3 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ALTURAS LAKE INLET
SAWTOOTH NRA
STANLEY  ID  83340

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)774-3000
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