Alturas Inlet Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Body of water surrounded by vegetation, pine trees and tree covered mountain side in the background

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. The Tin Cup trailhead leading into the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness is located on the north side of the lake. Spend sunny summer days fishing for trout, sailing, motorboating, swimming, and picnicking by the lake. No personal watercraft are allowed on Alturas lake or Pettit lake.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground is open.
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 $18 per day for single-sites including 1 vehicle and $36 per day for double-sites including 2 vehicles. $9 per day for an additional vehicle. 
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Pets must be 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 south 21 miles on ID 75, then west about 4 miles on Forest Road 205.

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Boating - Motorized

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




Picnic tables
Drinking water
Boat ramp
Tent camping
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7025 ft.