Chinook Bay Campground

Area Status: Open

Chinook Bay Campground is composed of 13 campsites on the north side of Little Redfish Lake on Little Redfish Creek and is situated in a lodgepole pine overstory. All sites are first-come, first-serve. Kayaking, canoeing, wading, hiking, biking, and floating are popular activities. Redfish Lake offers interpretive trails, a visitor center, interpretive programs, equestrian stables, boat rentals, and a dump station. Several trailheads are in the surrounding area including Alpine Way and Redfish trail which lead into the Sawtooth Wilderness, and Boundary Creek trail which leads into the White Clouds Wilderness. Photography of the beautiful Sawtooth and White Clouds Wilderness areas and surrounding lakes and mountains is very popular here. Motorized watercraft are not allowed on Little Redfish Lake.  

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Closes September 21.
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: May - September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Motorized watercraft are not allowed on Little Redfish Lake. Pets must be kept 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. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not permitted in any of the designated wilderness areas.
Closest Towns: Stanley, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Information Center: For information contact Recreation Resource Management of America at (928) 537-8888.

General Information


From Stanley, go 1.5 mile south on ID 75 and less than a mile south on Forest Road #214 to the campground

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery


Boating - Non-Motorized



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Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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6500 ft