Smokey Bear (Alturas) Campground

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Smokey Bear Campground is composed of 8 single and 3 double campsites on beautiful Alturas Lake situated in a mixed conifer setting. A group picnic area is located on the east side of the campground.  Canoeing and fishing are available on nearby Perkins Lake. Trails at the end of Forest Road #205 lead into the Sawtooth Wilderness.   Campground amenities include a boat ramp and boat trailer parking area. This is a superb place to spend sunny summer days fishing for trout, waterskiing, sailing, motor boating, swimming, and picnicking by the lake.


At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center:  First come/first serve campground . Concession operated from mid June through mid September, then FS operated with reduced fees/services from mid September through  November 30th. For general information contact the Sawtooth NRA Visitor Center at 208-727-5000 or the Stanley Ranger Station at 208-774-3000.

General Information


From Stanley, go south 21 miles on ID 75, then west about 2.5 miles on Forest Road #205.

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7050 ft.