Explore the wonders of Sawtooth National Park with a stay at Stanley Lake Campground -- a primitive campground that has earned a perfect 5-star rating and a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor! Stanley Lake's high praises come as no surprise to those who frequent it, with its crystal-clear water, spectacular mountain views, mild weather, and serene atmosphere. It is not unusual to see an artist or photographer capturing the scenic landscapes and technicolor sunsets.
Campground amenities are few, with just picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets, and potable water. Most people who come here are looking to get back in touch with nature, so wifi is unnecessary. Nightly rates are just $18 per night for a single tent site or $36 for a double site. One vehicle is allowed per single site, and up to two are allowed at double occupancy sites -- each extra vehicle will incur an $8 fee. The park takes reservations but also has walk-in sites for those who arrive on short notice. Your pooch is welcome to join your group of happy campers, so long as they are leashed and not left unattended at the camp. Make sure to store all your food (including Fido's) in bear-proof containers to avoid luring unwanted visitors during your stay.
There are many ways for you to explore the lake; thrillseekers can see the sights while speeding around on water skis. Those who prefer taking their time may consider renting a canoe. Humans and canines who like to get around the old-fashioned way may want to check out the Idaho Centennial Trail for some on-paw exploration. The waters are brimming with trout, so be sure to bring your pole -- and your bug spray, too, because fish aren't the only bites you're liable to get here!
The campground is open from early May to mid-September, and though it is popular, you shouldn't have much trouble securing a site if you don't make a reservation. Swing on by Stanley Lake Campground to see what your pack has been missing out on!