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How do I reserve a campsite at Redfish Lake?

Redfish lake campsites that accept reservations include: Sunny Gulch campsite, Glacier View, Outlet campsite, Point, North Shore picnic area and Sunny Gulch Pavillion picnic area. Reservations can be made by going to or by calling (877)444-6777.

Is Redfish Lake Idaho Open?

Area Status: Open Redfish Lake is located next to the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness.

Can you car camp at Redfish Lake?

Overall, this is a very popular campground that has the best accommodations for large vehicles, trailers, and the groups that accompany them. Reservations can be made until the season close on 09/08. Driving past Redfish Lake Lodge, you’ll find a favorite Redfish Lake play area and camping spot.

Are campfires allowed at Redfish Lake?

Campfires are not allowed within 200 yards of Sawtooth Lake, Goat Lake and Alpine Lake near Iron Creek, Alpine and Saddleback Lakes in the Redfish drainage, and Scenic Lakes.

When can you reserve campsites in Idaho?

Reservations at many campgrounds open up on a rolling basis — six months ahead of time for individual sites and a year ahead of time for group sites.

Are there showers at Redfish Lake?

Showers are $2.00 and well worth it! There are coin operated washers and dryers in the laundry room. They offer trail rides at the Redfish Corrals. To learn more about the horse back riding through the Redfish Corrals, call 1(208)774-3311.

Can you swim in Redfish Lake Idaho?

Swimming. The sandy beaches along the lake are perfect for swimming, wading, and sunbathing.

Is there cell phone service at Redfish Lake?

Yes, Redfish does have cell service and so does Stanley.

Is there cell service at Redfish Lake?

Are dogs allowed at Redfish Lake?

We love pets, however; absolutely no pets are allowed with you during your stay at Redfish Lake Lodge. A note on pets: because Redfish Lake Lodge operates on U.S. Forest Service permitted land, you will see dogs on the front lawn, in the common areas, and at the designated “dog beach” about 300 yards from the lodge.

How do I reserve a campground in Idaho?

Reservations for stays within Idaho’s State Parks can be made online and toll-free by phone at: 1-888-922-6743. Agents will be available seven days a week, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mountain Standard Time (MST), and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., MST.

Do I need a permit to camp in Idaho?

No fees or permits are required in most cases. You do need to be self-contained. You should know how to camp with minimal impact on the land, and be careful with fire, and during summer there may be fire restrictions when campfires are not allowed outside designated campgrounds.

Is there a campground at Redfish Lake Lodge?

While Redfish Lake Lodge is an alternative to Redfish Lake camping, some may want the full wilderness experience of camping in the Sawtooth National Forest. Tent, trailer, and RV spots are available at the Forest Service campgrounds adjacent to the Lodge. These campgrounds are NOT administered by Redfish Lake Lodge.

How much does it cost to go to Redfish Lake?

The Day Use fee is $5.00 per day, $15.00 for a week pass, and for those of you that fall in love with Redfish Lake, there is a year pass for $35.00. There is a large parking lot near the entrance for your boat trailers, and another parking lot nearer to the lake for the day use crowd.

Where is Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Wilderness?

Redfish Lake is located next to the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness. Redfish Lake is at the headwaters of the Salmon River, whose waters flow north to meet the Snake River and continue to the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean.

What kind of fish are in Redfish Lake?

In an effort to save the endangered fish, whose bright red color gave Redfish Lake its name, the National Marine Fisheries Service established a local hatchery. Since 1999, the lake has been stocked with sockeye salmon. Bull trout, steelhead and Chinook salmon can also be spotted in the area.