Alturas Inlet Campground

Area Status: Open

Alturas Inlet Campground, located on beautiful Alturas lake, is composed of 28 campsites including 8 double-sites. This site accepts reservations which can be made at or by calling (877)444-6777. A day use beach and picnic area is located within walking distance of the campground on the north side of the lake. There is excellent canoeing, kayaking and fishing available on Alturas lake as well as Perkins Lake. Spend sunny summer days fishing for trout, sailing, motorized boating, swimming, and picnicking by the lake. No personal watercraft are allowed on Alturas lake or Pettit lake.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground closes on September 21st.
Reservations: This campsite accepts reservations and has 20 single-sites and 8 double-sites. Click on the following link for reservations or call (877)444-6777. 
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Sawtooth NRA Camping Fees and Information
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Pets must be on a leash. All occupancy (includes developed/dispersed camping, boats, boat trailers, travel trailers, tents, etc): Occupancy limit is 10 days in a 30 day period within a 30 mile radius for all of SNRA. Campers must occupy the site the first night and cannot go more than 24 hours thereafter without occupying the site. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed 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 4 miles on Forest Road 205.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Group Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery


Boating - Motorized

Boating is permitted but personal watercraft are not allowed on Alturas or Pettit Lake.




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7025 ft.