Point Campground

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
Idaho

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 17

About: Point 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 six 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 78 F, and a low of 40 F. Point 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. A designated swimming beach and dock are located onsite. 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.. Most sites have lake views. Sites 1-8 are tent-only, and campers must walk a short distance from the parking area. Handcarts are provided for carrying gear. Sites 10-17 are for tents, trucks with campers, and vans ONLY. NO motor homes or trailers (including pop-up tent trailers). Sandy Beach Boat Ramp is across the lake about a mile away, and an RV dump station is nearby. There is a public day use area adjacent to the site.

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 cut bows 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 close by, 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: Vault Toilet

Closest Town: Stanley, Idaho

Directions: From Stanley, go 1.5 mile south on ID 75 and 2.5 miles west on Forest Road #214.
 

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