NORTH SHORE PICNIC AREA, ID

North Shore Picnic Area is located next to beautiful Redfish Lake at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range. Stanley, Idaho, is conveniently close, only about 4 miles away.Summer wildflowers are plentiful, lodgepole pines provide partial shade and Fishhook Creek is nearby. Temperatures...
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  • Electric hookups are not available
  • Idaho Off-road Vehicle Safety Message
  • Parking is limited; carpool and arrive with as few vehicles as possible
  • No overnight camping; day-use only
  • Bring confirmation letter with you to verify your reservation
  • The camp fee 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 information 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.
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NORT GROUP PICNIC AREA 100 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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PICB GROUP PICNIC AREA 50 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

North Shore Picnic Area is located next to beautiful Redfish Lake at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range. Stanley, Idaho, is conveniently close, only about 4 miles away.

Natural Features:

Summer wildflowers are plentiful, lodgepole pines provide partial shade and Fishhook Creek is nearby. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Recreation:

North Shore is in the heart of the beautiful Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound.

Redfish Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon. Little Redfish Lake is just down the road, providing additional fishing and canoeing opportunities.

In the immediate area are trailheads for the Alpine Way, Fishhook Creek, Redfish Lake Creek and Bench Lakes Trails. The Idaho Centennial Trail passes nearby

Facilities:

This day-use site offers two waterfront picnic sites. Site A can accommodate up to 100 people; Site B can accommodate up to 50 people. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

A designated swim beach is on-site. Sandy Beach Boat Ramp is less than 1/4 mile away. Firewood can be purchased at the picnic area.

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. .

The Salmon River offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, Westslope cutthroat trout and occasional hybrid cutbows and bull trout.

Redfish Lake Lodge is nearby with a restaurant, general store, boat and kayak rentals, mooring services, lake tours and a lake shuttle.

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
Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Apr 24 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 May 23 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Visitor Center
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:
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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
May 23 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
GROUP PICNIC AREA $0.00

*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):
44.13889, -114.92444
44°8'20"N, 114°55'28"W

From Stanley, Idaho, take State Highway 75 south for 4 miles. Turn west onto Forest Road 214 at the Redfish Lake sign and travel approximately 2 miles. Turn right at the North Shore Picnic Area entrance sign.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

NORTH SHORE PICNIC AREA
SAWTOOTH
STANLEY ID 83278

Phone Number:

Information: (208)774-3000