Smokey Bear (Alturas) Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Smokey Bear Campground is composed of 8 single-sites and 3 double-sites on beautiful Alturas Lake situated in a mixed conifer setting. All sites are first-come, first-serve. A group picnic area is located on the east side of the campground. Trails at the end of Forest Road #205 lead to Alturas Lake Creek, Eureka Gulch and to Alpine Creek to the north in the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness. At this campground there is a boat ramp and boat trailer parking area. This is a superb place to spend sunny summer days fishing for trout, sailing, motorboating, swimming, and picnicking by the lake.


At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground closes on September 21st.
Reservations: All sites are first-come, first-serve. 
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $16 per day for single-sites including 1 vehicle and $32 dollars per day for double-sites including 2 vehicles. $8 per day for an additional vehicle. 
Open Season: June - September
Restrictions: Please keep pets 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 2.5 miles on Forest Road #205.

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7050 ft.