Summit Lake Campground is a short distance from Warm Lake, at during the peak season, it is a quiet retreat. The campground offers 3 campsites and the small but lovely Summit Lake is a treat. Visitors enjoy hiking around the lake in hopes of spotting the variety of wildlife including bears, deer, elk, fox, grouse, eagles, osprey, grosbeaks, and whooping cranes that live in the area.
The campground is situated in a scenic pine forest, which provides partial shade in the campground. Lunch Creek runs alongside the campground and summer wildflowers are abundant.
The campground is near Johnson Creek and offering great fishing opportunities for cutthroat, rainbow, lake and bull trout.
Billy Rice Swim Beach is a short drive from the campground toward Warm Lake. It is on the north side of the lake and is a fun place to go for an afternoon picnic and swim.
The surrounding area near Warm Lake offers great hiking, mountain biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, and hunting. Check on the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Cascade District for specific riding areas.
The WeWuKiye (Wa Wu Kia) Trail No. 252 was recently built and can be accessed at Shoreline Campground. It is popular for hiking and mountain biking.
At a Glance
July - October
No reservations are necessary. This campground is first come, first serve.
This is not a fee campground.
||3 sites / No fees.
||Not for Drinking
The campsites have a fire ring, grill, picnic table and vault toilet.
From Boise, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 approximately 80 miles to Cascade, Idaho.
From Cascade, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 only a short distance to the turnoff at the Warm Lake Road (Forest Highway 22). Take Forest Highway 22 northeast approximately 25 miles. When you arrive at the Warm Lake area, the Forest Highway 22 will become the Forest Service (FS) 579 road. Continue east on the FS 579 road approximately 8 miles to Summit Lake Campground.