Iron Creek Campground

Area Status: Open

Iron Creek Campground is composed of 9 campsites alongside Iron Creek located in a lodgepole pine overstory to the south-west of Stanley. All sites are first-come, first-serve. Iron Creek trailhead and Alpine Way trail are located nearby for access into several lakes and creeks including Alpine lake, Sawtooth lake, Goat lake, Trail Creek lakes and the McGown lakes th the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness. This area is wonderful for hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing and enjoying the beauty of the Sawtooth Wilderness. Numerous mountain peaks including McGown Peak, Williams Peak, Thompson Peak, Merritt Peak and Mt. Regan which are visible from this area.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This campground is open.
Operational Hours: This campground closes on September 21st.
Reservations: All sites are first-come, first-serve. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Sawtooth NRA Camping Fees and Information
Open Season: June - September
Restrictions: Please keep pets 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 northwest 2.5 miles on ID 21, then 4 miles south on Forest Road #619.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


Viewing Wildlife

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Viewing Scenery



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6700 ft.