Redfish Lake Recreation Area - Stanley, ID - National Parks

Welcome to Redfish Lake Recreation Area
Located at the headwaters of the Salmon River, whose waters flow north to meet the Snake River and continue to the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. As late as the 1950's, more than 4,000 sockeye salmon made the annual 900-mile (1,440-km) pilgrimage from the ocean to their spawning grounds in the Sawtooth Valley. However, in recent years only between 2-20 have returned each year. In an effort to save the endangered fish, whose bright red color gave Redfish Lake its name, the National Marine Fisheries Service established a local hatchery. Since 1999, the lake has been stocked with sockeye salmon. Bull trout, steelhead and Chinook salmon can also be spotted in the area.

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$18 per day for single-sites and $32 per day for double-sites at Sunny Gulch campsite, Sockeye, Glacier View and Outlet. $18 per day for Chinook Bay and Point. $16 per day for Mountain View and Mt. Heyburn. $12 per day for Redfish Lake Inlet. North Shore picinic area is $60 per day for 1-50 people, $120 per day for 51-100 people, and $150 per day for 101-150 people. Sunny Gulch pavillion picnic area is $60 per day for 1-50 people, and $85 per day for 51-75 people. Outlet Day Use Area $6 per day.



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