North Shore (Alturas) Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The North Shore campground is composed of 10 single-sites and 4 double-sites on beautiful Alturas lake and is situated in a mixed conifer setting. All sites are first-come, first-serve. Spend sunny summer days fishing for trout, waterskiing, sailing, motorboating, swimming, and picnicking by the lake. Cabin Creek trail head to the north or Alturas Lake Creek trail head to the west provide hiking trails into the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground closes on September 21st. Host will not be present after September 15th.
Reservations: The campsites are all first-come, first-serve.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $18 per day for single-sites including 1 vehicle and $36 per day for double-sites including 2 vehicles. $9 per day for an additional vehicle. 
Open Season: June - September
Restrictions: Pets must be on a leash. 10 day maximum stay length for campsites. Campsites must be occupied the first night, and cannot be left unattended for more than 24 hours. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not permitted in any of the designated wilderness areas.
Closest Towns: Stanley, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: For information contact Recreation Resource Management of America at (928) 537-8888.

General Information


From Stanley, go south 21 miles on ID 75, then west about 3 miles on Forest Road 205.

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7050 ft.