Summit Lake Campground

  

Summit Lake Campground

Overview: 

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.

Recreation:

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

Operational Hours: May – September – (or until closed by snow)
Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  This campground is first come, first serve.
Fees This is not a fee campground.  3 sites / No fees.
Closest Towns: Cascade, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities:  The campsites have a fire ring, grill, picnic table and vault toilet.

General Information

Directions:

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.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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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.


Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.64503

  Longitude : 
-115.58561

  Elevation : 
7000

 

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You may reserve your favorite cabin or campsite 6 months in advance at www.recreation.gov Link opens in a new window


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10-17-2019 Sharing your space - Forest friends may share your rental cabin! Link opens in a Pdf Document


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Discover Idaho Trail Maps

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Boise National Forest Interactive Road and Trail Closure Map- Check with the Districts if you have further questions Link opens in a new window


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USDA Interactive Forest Service Maps and MVUMs Available for Smart-Phone Users with Avenza App. Link opens in a new window


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Reminder - Special Order and map - Camping limit is 14 days Link opens in a Pdf Document

 



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