Summit Lake Campground

Summit Lake Campground is a quiet retreat and a short distance from Warm Lake. The campground offers 3 campsites and the small but lovely Summit Lake is a treat.

Natural Features:

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

Reservations: No reservations are necessary and there are no fees with 3 campsites that is on a first come, first serve basis. 
Open Season: Beginning of June - Mid-September
Closest Towns: Cascade, Idaho
Water: Not for drinking
Restroom: Vault

General Information

  • 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. 

  • Proceed along Forest Highway 22 northeast approximately 25 miles.

  • When you arrive at the Warm Lake area, Forest Highway 22 will become Forest Service (FS) Road 579. 

  • Continue east along FS Road 579, approximately 8 miles to Summit Lake Campground.

General Notes:


The campsites have a fire ring, grill, picnic table and vault toilet.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Total of 3 sites.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Enjoy fishing Warm Lake for kokanee and several species of trout including rainbow, brook, lake, and bull.

River and Stream Fishing

Johnson Creek is a short drive from the campground and fishing is excellent  for salmon, steelhead, whitefish and several species of trout including bull, brook, rainbow and cutthroat.

Day Hiking

Trails are not in this area. However, trails may be nearby.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife is in the area. Watch and you may get a glimpse.
Difficulty Level: Easy


Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Scenic Driving

Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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