ALTURAS LAKE PICNIC AREA (ID), ID

Alturas Area Picnic B is located along the sandy shoreline of scenic Alturas Lake, at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range.Summer wildflowers are plentiful, and a mixed-growth conifer forest provides partial shade. Temperatures are cool with an average summer high of 78 degrees...
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 04 2015   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Electric hookups are not provided
  • Idaho Off-road Vehicle Safety Message
  • No overnight camping; day use only
  • Picnic area, when not reserved, is available on a first come, first served basis
  • Bring your confirmation letter to the picnic area
  • Live music and amplified sound systems must be approved by the Sawtooth NRA; please call 208-774-3006
  • The camp fee $50.00 includes one vehicle for a single site and two vehicles for a double site. A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles over these limits
  • Click here for more info about the Sawtooth National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Alturas Area Picnic B is located along the sandy shoreline of scenic Alturas Lake, at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range.

Natural Features:

Summer wildflowers are plentiful, and a mixed-growth conifer forest provides partial shade. Temperatures are cool with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Recreation:

The site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Alturas Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for bull trout and Kokanee salmon. Alturas Creek runs through the adjacent campground.

The 10-mile round trip Alpine Meadows Trail begins nearby, with spectacular canyon, meadow and alpine lake views. The trail is also a popular area for bird watching.

Facilities:

The picnic site is a day-use area only. It offers one accessible group site that can accommodate up to 50 people. Vault toilets, drinking water and garbage service are provided. Smokey Bear Boat Ramp is less than 1/4-mile away.

Nearby Attractions:

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities, and an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains.

Perkins Lake is less than 2 miles away, with excellent fishing and canoeing. Pettit and Yellowbelly Lakes are nearby with more fishing, canoeing and hiking. The Salmon River offers fishing for rainbow trout, Westslope cutthroat trout and occasional hybrid cutbows and bull trout.

Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

Booking Window
Sat Oct 04 2014 - Wed Sep 30 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Jun 05 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Skiing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jun 05 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
GROUP PICNIC AREA $35.00-$46.29

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.92572, -114.85078
43°55'33"N, 114°51'3"W

From Stanley, Idaho, take State Highway 75 south for about 22 miles. Turn right on Alturas Creek Road/Forest Road 205 and continue west for about 2.6 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ALTURAS LAKE PICNIC AREA (ID)
SAWTOOTH NRA
STANLEY  ID 

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)774-3000