Stanley Lake Inlet Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Stanley Lake Inlet Campground is composed of 14 campsites including 1 double-site on beautiful Stanley Lake and is situated in a lodgepole pine understory. All sites are first-come, first-serve. Swimming at the beach, sailing, motorboating, hiking and picnicking are other popular activities. Fishing for rainbow and lake trout is very popular. A trailhead is located just outside the campground for the Idaho Centennial Trail which goes through a lake-filled region of the Sawtooth Wilderness. There is a boat ramp near the campground and is a very popular destination during the spring and summer. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Several sites will not be available after August 6th, 2018 due to contruction in the area.
Operational Hours: This campground is open.
Reservations: All sites are first-come, first-serve. 
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $18 per day for single-sites including 1 vehicle and $36 per day for the double-site including 2 vehicles. $9 per day for an additional vehicle. 
Open Season: May - September
Restrictions: Please keep pets on a leash. 10 day maximum stay length for campsites. 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 general information please contact the Sawtooth NRA at (208)727-5000 or the Stanley Ranger Station at (208)774-3000.

General Information


From Stanley, go 5 miles northwest on ID 21 then 3.5 miles west on Forest Road #455.

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Boating - Motorized



Waterskiing is permitted after 10am and before 6pm on Stanley Lake. 


Drinking water
Boat ramp
Tent camping
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6500 ft.