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STANLEY LAKE CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofSawtooth National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: STANLEY LAKE CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Stanley Lake Campground is located on the shoreline above beautiful Stanley Lake at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a hillside above the lake in a thick grove of lodgepole pines, at an elevation of 6,500 feet. Most campsites have partial shade and views of the lake and/or the rugged 9860-foot McGowan Peak. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Recreation:

Stanley Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook and bull trout. A boat ramp is located just outside the campground.

The Idaho Centennial Trail passes nearby and can be accessed from the Stanley Lake Trailhead across the lake.

Facilities:

The campground offers 17 reservable sites, as well as additional first come, first served sites. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and spurs within the site are gravel.

A scenic overlook is located next to sites 3 and 4, with outstanding views of McGowan Peak and Stanley Lake. Painters and photographers frequent the overlook to capture the views.

Nearby Attractions:

Stanley Lake lies within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, which offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities. An estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains.

Numerous sparkling lakes and streams, including the Salmon River, dot the area, making for great rainbow and native Westslope cutthroat trout fishing. Redfish Lake is nearby, offering additional water recreation opportunities.

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
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Electric hookups are not available
  • First-come, first-served sites are available
  • Idaho Off-Road Vehicle Safety Message
  • Bring confirmation letter to the campground
  • 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
  • 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):
44.24861, -115.0525
44°14'55"N, 115°3'9"W

Travel 4.5 miles west of Stanley, Idaho on State Highway 21. Turn on paved Stanley Lake Road and drive 3 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

STANLEY LAKE CAMPGROUND
SAWTOOTH
  ID 

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)774-3000
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