Glacier View Campground

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
Idaho

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 65

About: Glacier View Campground is located adjacent to gorgeous Redfish Lake beneath the Sawtooth Mountain Range at an elevation of 6,500 feet, and is conveniently close to Stanley, Idaho, only four miles away. Summer wildflowers are plentiful, lodgepole pines provide partial shade, and Fishhook Creek is nearby. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78F, and a low of 40F. Glacier View is in the heart of the beautiful Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Redfish Lake offers excellent boating, waterskiing, canoeing/kayaking, and fishing for rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Little Redfish Lake is just down the road with more fishing and canoeing.

This campground provides flush toilets, potable water, and garbage service, but no electricity. Roads and parking spurs are paved. Two small children's playgrounds are located onsite. Tent pads are provided at each site. Sandy Beach Boat Ramp is less than a mile away, and an RV dump station is just over a mile away.

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities; an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains. In the immediate area, you'll find trailheads for the Alpine Way Trail, Fishhook Creek Trail, Redfish Lake Creek Trail, and Bench Lakes Trail. The Idaho Centennial Trail passes nearby. The Salmon River offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, Westslope cutthroat trout, and occasional hybrid cutbows and bull trout. Stanley Lake is about 15 miles away, with great boating, waterskiing, canoeing/kayaking, and fishing. Numerous additional sparkling lakes and streams dot the area. The Redfish Lake Visitors Center is within 1/4 mile, offering interpretive activities, evening programs, and exhibits of SNRA wildlife, geology and history. Redfish Lake Lodge is nearby with a restaurant, general store, boat and kayak rentals, mooring services, lake tours, and a lake shuttle. Popular area events include an Arts & Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair, and Firemen's Ball in September.

Fees: See Forest Service website

Usage: Heavy

Water: Drinking Water

Restrooms: Flush Toilets

Closest Town: Stanley, Idaho

Directions: From Stanley, Idaho, take State Highway 75 south approximately 4 miles. Go west onto Forest Road 214. Turn left at Glacier View Campground entry sign, and follow signs to the site.
 

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