Sawtooth National Forest and Recreation Area Camping
Crystal clear, forested lake with mountains and blue sky in background
Sawtooth National Forest and NRA Camping
 




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The Sawtooth National Forest and Recreation Area is a stunning mountain landscape filled with dense forests, rushing rivers, and ice cold lakes. To be in the Sawtooth, you have to want to be in the Sawtooth. There's no easy way of getting there. This is some of the wildest country in the lower 48 that we've experienced. Coming from the south on Highway 75, you have to cross 8,800 foot Galena Pass and descend into the valley. The northwestern route via Highway 21 travels through dozens of miles and switchbacks. Plan on a very long drive via this route. The northeastern exit via Highway 75 is also wilderness country for a long way. We've traveled to quite a few remote locations, and this is definitely in the top ten. In this context, you can save a lot of time and aggravation by seeing and hearing the campgrounds before you head out. This is one of our biggest pages, so make sure you scroll down to get all the good photos and information. The campgrounds with video tours appear first on the page, followed by the non-tour campgrounds. Use these links if you don't want to scroll: Sockeye campground, Chinook Bay campground, Redfish Lake Outlet campground, Mount Heyburn campground, Sunny Gulch campground, Alturas Inlet campground, Smokey Bear campground and Pettit Lake campground. The non-video tour campgrounds are: Glacier View campground, Mountain View campground, Lake View campground, Stanley Lake campground, Sheep Trail campground, and Trap Creek campground.



Overall, our camping experience was pretty good in the Sawtooth National Forest and Recreation Area. Why wasn't it great? Well, it has nothing to do with the activites or location. While this region has exceptional scenery and amazing trails, we found the amount of left out food, coolers, and other items the worst we've seen. Numerous picnic tables had coolers, food, and water bottles while no one was in camp. It even appeared one of the "camp hosts" wasn't following simple bear and camp guidelines. In one of the most bizarre situations we've ever seen, four occupied campsites surrounded a steel tube bear trap--with food, coolers and other items laying about, near the trap. Hopefully, this won't stop you from visiting such a beautiful location. Just be sure to follow the campsite food rules. I feel bad for the black bears that must be constantly enticed by those too lazy to follow simple regulations. The bears are trapped and relocated, or sometimes killed. I spoke with the Sawtooth National Forest and it seems they are doing their best to educate the public with decreasingly limited budgets, but I was still surprised at the amount of food items left out. Placing laminated food storage regulations on the picnic tables would go a long way here.

 

 

Sockeye Campground

stunning blue lake in forested mountains


Sockeye campground is set in one of the more majestic areas in the federal land system. At the heart of the area is Redfish Lake, easily one of the most beautiful lakes we've ever seen. At 1,502 acres, 4.5 miles long, 3/4 of a mile wide and 357 feet deep, there's enough room for everyone. Fishermen will enjoy casting for rainbow trout with the backdrop of the Sawtooth mountains at every turn. Again, it's hard to convey just how scenic this lake is. That's one of the reasons why it's so popular.

As for the Sockeye campground itself, we aren't that big of fans. While there are some nice sites, it has a parking lot feel and seems congested because of people bringing numerous equipment for the lake. Also, it's a desirable location for people to drive through because it dead-ends at the lake. Competition for the three trailhead parking spots is stiff and adds to the noise. At Sockeye campground you'll find 23 sites, drinking water, bathrooms and fire rings. There's a boat ramp nearby for your water craft, or a trail that leads to the shore if you have float tubes or kayaks. Everything surrounding the campground is top notch. So if you're OK with noise as long as you have quick access to the water, this is a good spot. You can find a Laundromat, gas, showers and a dump station at the gas station near Redfish Lodge.

One thing you can expect at Sockeye is to bask in one of the most pretty settings you've experienced.

 

Sockeye Campground facts:

Video Tour available: Yes. Download now!
Open: June to September
Sites: 23
Laundry: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Showers: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Store: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Fee: $16
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,565 feet
Fishing: Yes (Redfish Lake)
Generator: Yes
Gas: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Repairs: No (6 miles north to Stanley)


Chinook Bay Campground

Still lake with meadow and moutntains behind

picnic table in forest of lodgepole pine with tall grass

Chinook Bay campground is our pick of the Redfish Lake area campgrounds. But there's a catch: there are only 13 sites to choose from and Chinook Bay is the first campground you reach from the highway. Most people drive right past it in order to get to the "good" campgrounds. Suckers.

In our experience, this is the quietest of the Redfish complex campgrounds, and if you can get a spot in one of the sites that borders the lake, you lucked out. These sites are gigantic-some of the biggest we've seen. I had the privilege of staying at the enormous site that borders Redfish Lake Creek and Little Redfish Lake. My camp site was an entire peninsula much bigger than most people's yards. I had a great view over Little Redfish Lake, too. You will get some road noise here as Redfish Lake road winds past, but it's minimal here compared to other campgrounds. If you pull into the campground, don't get caught up in the first few sites. Hit the back first and you'll wind past the sites that border the lake.

Those seeking water-based recreation will love Chinook Bay campground, as they will all the other Redfish campgrounds. It's just that this one is far more peaceful. We can't say it enough - make the back loop sites at Chinook Bay your priority in the Redfish Lake complex.

Chinook Bay Campground facts:

Video Tour available: Yes. Download now!
Open: May 15th to September 20th
Sites: 13
Laundry: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Showers: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Store: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Fee: $16
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,495 feet
Fishing: Yes (Little Redfish Lake, Salmon River)
Generator: Yes
Gas: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Repairs: No (6 miles north to Stanley)


Redfish Lake Outlet Campground

two people on tubes in mountain lake

campground sign in forested area

The view from Redfish Outlet Campground is something else. There before you stretches 1,502 acre Redfish Lake with the jagged spires of the Sawtooths as a backdrop. So what's the negative? Well, that depends on what your trip goals are. If you want beach action (it's right there, a pebble toss from your site), the ability to drag a kayak, canoe or float tube to the lake, or to be in a crowd of people with lots of noise, then this is your spot. Redfish Outlet Campground seems to be a party spot for teens and families, and the beach was packed with people catching rays. The sites are also fairly large, and were filled with huge trailers carrying all sorts of stuff that was splayed out all over the campground.

With only 19 sites, you can bet this one is difficult to get a site you prefer. The campground is shaped like a narrow piece of pie with Forest Road 214 on the south and Redfish Lake on the North.

Despite the noise and people, this is still a tough campground to pass up-especially if you are after water-based recreation. Many of the campers had boats anchored just offshore from their campsites which they would then wade out to.


Redfish Lake Outlet Campground facts:

Video Tour available: Yes. Download now!
Open: May 15th to September 14th
Sites: 19
Laundry: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Showers: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Store: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Fee: $16
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,555 feet
Fishing: Yes ( Redfish Lake)
Generator: Yes
Gas: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Repairs: No (6 miles north to Stanley)

Mount Heyburn Campground

Campground sign with forest in background and blue sky

campground road with RV and trees

Mount Heyburn campground is a good backup to Sockeye Campground. It's also quieter, and borders a chunk of wild national forest. The sites are mostly nice and large and offer decent privacy. But be careful. We've seen a ton of campgrounds, and this was the worst one ever in regards to food left out at the campsites while unattended. In fact, this campground had a huge steel bear trap set up while I was there. Amazingly, the four occupied sites next to the trap all had coolers out or other various food-related items with no campers in sight. I've never seen anything like this. To top it off, other areas of the campground also had these items laying out. So it wasn't any surprise that the "bait" in the bear trap was nothing more than a blue cooler. It's a shame that a harmless bear might be trucked off and killed because people are either too lazy to follow simple food guidelines in bear country, or perhaps, too lazy to properly enforce these regulations.

If you stay here, please exercise good bear country discipline and do not leave out any food-related items such as coolers, water bottles, grills, anything while you are not using them. Bears are attracted to this and by leaving it out you may be killing a bear. I often wonder if the Mount Heyburn bear was ever trapped, and if so, what happened to it. I still shake my head when I view the video of the four campsites surrounding the trap. People need to be smarter. I hope the Sawtooth National Forest can rectify this problem.

 

Mount Heyburn Campground facts:

Video Tour available: Yes. Download now!
Open: June to September
Sites: 20
Laundry: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Showers: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Store: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Fee: $16
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,687 feet
Fishing: Yes ( Redfish Lake)
Generator: Yes
Gas: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Repairs: No (6 miles north to Stanley)

 

Sunny Gulch Campground

Campground sign with hills and deep blue sky

Sunny Gulch is a decent-sized campground near the Salmon River. It seems a bit drier to me than the campgrounds across the road in the Redfish Lake complex. Sites vary from small to large, with a general lack of privacy thanks to the sparse understory. Sunny Gulch campground is a quiet campground compared to most in the Redfish Lake complex, and it's an excellent place to camp for views of the majestic Sawtooths. You will hear Highway 75 noise, and there were quite a few big RV's while we were there. One of the things about Sunny Gulch I liked was that I didn't feel as "hemmed in" as I did by the busy campgrounds on Forest Road 214. Those looking for a quieter experience may find this a more pleasing campground. Redfish Lake and Little Redfish Lake are still a short drive away, so you can get the best of both worlds. Just bring some sun block. They don't call it Sunny Gulch for the heck of it. And set your tent or park your rig under a tree if you can.

One of the neat things about Sunny Gulch is the pavilion, which is available for reservation to large groups.Sunny Gulch also offers vault toilets, drinking water and a dumpster.


Sunny Gulch Campground facts:

Video Tour available: Yes. Download now!
Open: May 15th to September 20th
Sites: 45 + group pavilion
Laundry: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Showers: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Store: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Fee: $16
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,500 feet
Fishing: Yes ( Salmon River)
Generator: Yes
Gas: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Repairs: No (5 miles north to Stanley)

 

Alturas Inlet Campground

 

paved road with mountains, forest, blue sky and camp sign

Alturas Inlet campground is located 24 miles south of Stanley Idaho on Highway 75, via Alturas Creek Road (Forest Road 205, west side of the highway) in the majestic Sawtooth National Forest and Recreation Area. Alturas Lake is between Redfish Lake and Pettit Lake in size, offering numerous opportunities for fishermen and other water-based recreationists. It is my understanding that the lake is great for rainbow trout and massive bull trout, but I did not get the chance to fish it unfortunately.

I have to say I enjoyed this campground. The sites were a bit rough and the trees not as thick (privacy) as I'd like, but overall the Alturas Inlet campground is one of the quieter campgrounds we've experienced in the Sawtooth National Forest and Recreation Area. While Alturas Lake isn't as pretty as Redfish Lake, it's close, and seems to offer a much more relaxed environment. If you're not a fan of jet skis, camp along Alturas Lake rather than Redfish lake. You can expect restrooms, picnic tables and fire rings at Alturas Inlet. I was badly tempted to fish this beautiful lake but didn't have enough time. If you have any interest in fishing, don't make the same mistake. This place is a fishermen's dream-especially with the Salmon River just a couple miles to the east and numerous alpine lakes up the trail. Alturas Inlet campground would make for a nice lake/river combo fishing trip with more time on the water and less time behind the wheel. You can't beat that.

 

Alturas Inlet Campground facts:

Video Tour available: Yes. Download now!
Open: June 5th to September 20th
Sites: 28
Laundry: No (22 miles to Redfish Lodge area)
Showers: No (22 miles to Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: No (22 miles to Redfish Lodge area)
Store: No (22 miles Redfish Lodge area)
Fee: $15
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 7,018 feet
Fishing: Yes (Alturas Lake, Salmon River)
Generator: Yes
Gas: No (24 miles north to Stanley)
Repairs: No (24 miles north to Stanley)



Smokey Bear Campground

 

Smokey Bear campground entrance

calm morning lake with mountain slopes and blue sky

Smokey Bear campground is the first campground I stayed at in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. I pulled in late at night and was awed by what I saw in the morning. The scenery is excellent, and the calm waters of Alturas Lake rimmed by thick forest were a great sight to wake to. I wish I could have fished, and the next time I'm in this area you can bet I will. I was lucky to get a campsite at the end of Smokey Bear Campground fairly close to the lake. Form my site I could walk down to the shore where trout were rising in the morning light.

Smokey Bear campground is located 23 miles south of Stanley Idaho on Highway 75, via Alturas Creek Road (Forest Road 205, west side of the highway) in the majestic Sawtooth National Forest and Recreation Area. You can expect drinking water, accessible vault toilets, picnic tables and fire rings. There's also a boat ramp with a $5 day use fee. There's ample parking as well. You're going to get a bit more noise at Smokey Bear compared to Alturas Inlet because of the boat ramp, but it's not too bad as the ramp is on the far side of the campground and away from the sites.

I can definitely recommend Smokey Bear Campground. It's a good place to go if you want a water-based camping experience without all the people that Redfish Lake offers. Try to get the sites at the western end of the campground.

Smokey Bear Campground facts:

Video Tour available: Yes. Download now!
Open: June 5th to September 20th
Sites: 15
Laundry: No (21 miles to Redfish Lodge area)
Showers: Yes (21 miles to Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: No (21 miles to Redfish Lodge area)
Store: No (21 miles Redfish Lodge area)
Fee: $15
Handicapped Accessible: Yes (toilets)
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 7,018 feet
Fishing: Yes (Alturas Lake, Salmon River)
Generator: Yes
Gas: No (23 miles north to Stanley)
Repairs: No (23 miles north to Stanley)

 

Pettit Lake Campground

 

People canoeing scenic, forested mountain lake

Pettit Lake Campground is another in a fine collection of water side campgrounds in the Sawtooth National Forest and Recreation Area. The key feature is Pettit Lake, which clocks in at 395 acres and 85 feet deep. It's a scenic lake as you can see. The image at the top of this page was taken at Pettit Lake. Fishermen will find this another great choice, and since there's a boat ramp access to the water is as easy as backing up your trailer or dragging your kayak.

While the sites don't offer great privacy (if any at all), they retain a simple charm. Try and get the sites in the back loop as they border the lake. Pettit is a small campground with only twelve sites. You can expect handicapped vault toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, and fire rings. Be careful of private property. There are homes on the lake (unfortunately) and they tend to spoil a good view but it's not too bad. The bummer about this is that people who own these homes tend to be working on them rather than enjoying the country, and you can hear that noise. That's why I've always recommended a tent. ;) Hikers will be happy to know that Pettit Lake Campground borders the 16 mile Tin Cup Trail. There's a huge parking lot which allows for both day use at Pettit Lake and trailhead use.

To get to Pettit Lake campground, drive 19.63 miles south on Highway 75 from Stanley and turn right at the sign for Pettit Lake. Travel two miles and take your next right to the campground.


Pettit Lake Campground facts:

Video Tour available: Yes. Download now!
Open: May 22nd to September 14th
Sites: 12
Laundry: No (19.63 miles north to Stanley)
Showers: Yes (19.63 miles north to Stanley)
Dump Station: No (19.63 miles north to Stanley)
Store: No (19.63 miles north to Stanley)
Fee: $12
Handicapped Accessible: Yes (toilets)
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 7,009 feet
Fishing: Yes (Pettit Lake, Salmon River)
Generator: Yes
Gas: No (19.63 miles north to Stanley)
Repairs: No (19.63 miles north to Stanley)

 



Glacier View Campground

 

camp sign in forest with boulders

Forest opening with tents on ridge

Glacier View campground is located in the Redfish Lake Campground complex on Forest Road 214, 6 miles south of Stanley, Idaho. Glacier View is one of the bigger campgrounds in the complex, offering 65 sites, many of which sit on hill that overlooks the majestic Sawtooth Range and Redfish Lake. If you'd like to get away from the lake and road noise, pick out a site in the back loop of Glacier View.

Those thinking of camping here can expect flush toilets, drinking water, trash service, picnic tables, and fire rings. Like other Sawtooth area campgrounds, the scenery is terrific. What I liked about Glacier View was the increased privacy and the lack of a "parking lot" feel compared to Sockeye Campground.

 

Glacier View Campground facts:

Video Tour available: No
Open: May 15th to September 14th
Sites: 65
Laundry: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Showers: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Store: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Fee: $16
Handicapped Accessible: Yes(restroom)
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,570 feet
Fishing: Yes (Redfish Lake)
Generator: Yes
Gas: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Repairs: No (6 miles north to Stanley)

 

Mountain View Campground

 

brown campground sign in thick trees

Pretty lake and tall grasses and pine trees

yellow and whie tent next to boulders in forest with lake background

Mountain View campground seems to me as nothing more than an overflow campground for Chinook Bay campground in the Redfish Lake complex. But that's not to say it isn't a nice campground. It certainly is. The problem is there are only seven sites, and you're going to have a heck of a time getting one since they're right on Little Redfish Lake. To make matters worse, you can't reserve a site. If you want a spot at this charming campground, get there early and wait people out. Look for campers breaking down tents or RV'ers folding up the lawn chairs.

To get to Mountain View campground, take Highway 75 south from Stanley four miles and hang a right on Forest Road 214 until you see the campground sign for Mountain View. Since Chinook Bay campground is first, pull in there and see if you can't get one of the huge sites along the lake. If those are taken, bump on down to Mountain View and try your luck.

You can expect excellent views, flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, fire rings and a dumpster at Mountain View Campground. Little Redfish Lake is very scenic and offers excellent fishing for various species of trout.

 

Mountain View Campground facts:

Video Tour available: No
Open: May 15th to September 20th
Sites: 7
Laundry: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Showers: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Store: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Fee: $16
Handicapped Accessible: Yes(restroom)
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,495 feet
Fishing: Yes (Redfish Lake, Little Redfish Lake, Salmon River)
Generator: Yes
Gas: Yes (Redfish Lodge area)
Repairs: No (6 miles north to Stanley)

 

Lake View Campground

 

Brown and yellow campground sign with gate

Foggy morning lake with huge granite mountain

Lake View campground is a small but scenic campground located 7 miles northwest of Stanley, Idaho. Head northwest from Stanley on State Road 21 for 4 miles until you reach Stanley Lake Road/Forest Road 455. Hang a left and Stay on this for three miles.

The view from the campground is outstanding, with beautiful Stanley Lake framed by McGown peak. This is a great place to fish. Campers can expect vault toilets, garbage service, picnic tables, fire rings and drinking water. The combination of only 6 sites and no reservations means that getting a spot here can be tricky. Show up early on weekdays to secure one of the excellent sites.

 

Lake View Campground facts:

Video Tour available: No
Open: May 15th to September 7th
Sites: 6
Laundry: No (7 miles southeast to Stanley)
Showers: No (29 miles southeast to Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: No (29 miles southeast to Redfish Lodge area)
Store: No (7 miles southeast to Stanley)
Fee: $15
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,525 feet
Fishing: Yes (Stanley Lake)
Generator: Yes
Gas: No ( 7 miles southeast to Stanley)
Repairs: No ( 7 miles southeast to Stanley)

 

 

Stanley Lake Campground

 

Stanley Lake campground sign

campground drive with trees and speed limit sign

coolers, stove and cups on picnic table
Careless campers at Stanley Lake leave food items unattended.

 

Stanley Lake campground is similar to Lake View campground in that they share the same lake. There are differences, however. Stanley Lake is three times the size with 19 reservable campsites. The views are just as nice at Stanley Lake campground and the fishing on this part of the lake just as good. We'd advise you to be careful, as we saw the same issues here that we saw at the Redfish complex in terms of food and food items left out while unattended.

To reach Stanley Lake campground, head northwest from Stanley on State Road 21 for 4 miles until you reach Stanley Lake Road/Forest Road 455. Hang a left and Stay on this for three miles. Campers can expect vault toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, drinking water, and a dumpster.


Stanley Lake Campground facts:

Video Tour available: No
Open: May 15th to September 7th
Sites: 19
Laundry: No (7 miles southeast to Stanley)
Showers: No (29 miles southeast to Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: No (29 miles southeast to Redfish Lodge area)
Store: No (7 miles southeast to Stanley)
Fee: $15
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,525 feet
Fishing: Yes (Stanley Lake)
Generator: Yes
Gas: No ( 7 miles southeast to Stanley)
Repairs: No ( 7 miles southeast to Stanley)

 

 

Sheep Trail Campground

 

Sheep Trail campground sign in thick forest

campground entrance, Sheep Trail with pine trees

Sheep Trail campground is tiny, with a whopping 4 sites. Groups of up to 40 people can reserve the entire campground, but those seeking a single site can only obtain them on a first-come, first-serve basis. To get to Sheep Trail campground, take Highway 21 northwest 9.15 miles between marker 121 and 122. At this point, turn left on Forest Road 613 and you're right at the campground.

Sheep Trail is a good campground for those who don't like camping next to a bunch of people. There is a bit of highway noise, but it's not a big deal. If you can get a site here, go for it. Although this campground is farther from the main attractions of the Sawtooth NRA, there's a certain appeal to it. Visitors can expect picnic tables, fire rings, garbage service, a vault toilet and drinking water.

 

Sheep Trail Campground facts:

Video Tour available: No
Open: May 15th to September 14th
Sites: 4
Laundry: No (9.15 miles southeast to Stanley)
Showers: No (15.72 miles southeast to Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: No (15.72 miles southeast to Redfish Lodge area)
Store: No (9.15 miles southeast to Stanley)
Fee: $13
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,609 feet
Fishing: Yes (Elk Creek, Meadow Creek, Valley Creek)
Generator: Yes
Gas: No ( 9.15 miles southeast to Stanley)
Repairs: No ( 9.15 miles southeast to Stanley)

 

Trap Creek Campground

 

golden meadow, fence, camp sign, forest and mountain peak

meadow, fence and forest with blue sky

As you can see in the above photos, Trap Creek campground is quite beautiful. The catch is there are only 3 sites, and they are first-come, first-serve unless you plan to take the entire campground as a single group.

Trap Creek is similar to Sheep Trail in that it's a satellite campground removed from the popular areas of the valley. This may appeal to certain campers and the scenic meadows sure don't hurt its case. Those who don't care for campgrounds with high numbers of campsites will want to give Trap Creek a look. There's a bit of highway noise, but it's not too bad. Campers can expect picnic tables, fire rings, garbage service, a vault toilet and drinking water.

Trap Creek Campground facts:

Video Tour available: No
Open: May 15th to September 7th
Sites: 3
Laundry: No (11.61 miles southeast to Stanley)
Showers: No (17 miles southeast to Redfish Lodge area)
Dump Station: No (17 miles southeast to Redfish Lodge area)
Store: No (11.61 miles southeast to Stanley)
Fee: $13
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes
Elevation: 6,680 feet
Fishing: Yes (Trap Creek)
Generator: Yes
Gas: No ( 11.61 miles southeast to Stanley)
Repairs: No ( 11.61 miles southeast to Stanley)

 

 

 

 

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