Pettit Lake Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Pettit Lake Day Use Area is a first-come, first-serve area and there is a Day Use Fee unless you are staying in one of the Campgrounds. It offers access to the boat ramp and Pettit Lake for swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing and kayaking. Spend the day relaxing and taking pictures, exploring the wildflowers and beautiful Sawtooth wilderness, or celebrating special occasions. There is water, picnic tables and vaulted toilets. No personal watercraft are allowed on Pettit Lake. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: May-September. 
Reservations: This is a first-come, first-serve day use picnic area. 
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $6 per day for the day use area.
Restrictions: Please keep pets on a leash. 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 more information contact the SNRA Headquarters at (208)727-5000 or the Stanley Ranger Station at (208)774-3000.

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Boating - Motorized



Waterskiing is not allowed after 6pm and before 10am on Pettit Lake. 


Picnic tables
Drinking water
Boat ramp
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7000 ft.