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