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Chinook Bay Campground

Redfish Lake

Sun Valley + Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho

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  • Chinook Bay Campground sits on Refdish Creek near Redfish Lake.- Chinook Bay Campground
  • Restrooms at Chinook Bay Campground.- Chinook Bay Campground
  • Typical site at Chinook Bay Campground.- Chinook Bay Campground
  • Typical site at Chinook Bay Campground.- Chinook Bay Campground
  • Typical site at Chinook Bay Campground.- Chinook Bay Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Quiet. Great views.
Cons: 
Farthest from Redfish Lake.
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Region:
Sun Valley + Sawtooth Mountains, ID
Managed by: 
Forest Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Chinook Bay Campground is the farthest campground from Redfish Lake, but it offers equally impressive views of the quieter Little Redfish Lake and Sawtooth Mountains. Here you'll find 13 first-come, first-served sites along Little Redfish Creek at the outlet of Little Redfish Lake. 

Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit. Firewood is available from the camp host for $6 a bundle. The Central Services dump station is about a mile away for those in need. Should you need any additional provisions, stop by the General Store near the lodge for ice, propane, snacks and even ice cream treats. Remember that you are in bear country, and it's important to put all your food, cooking utensils, and garbage away each night. 

Redfish Lake is one of Idaho's top summer destinations, and it's easy to see why. The 5-mile by 1-mile lake offers plenty of swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, and camping opportunities while the surrounding Sawthooth Mountains are ideal for hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding. Be sure to check out the local trails, and there's even a ferry shuttle should you want a lift to the hiking trails at the south end of the lake. 

This campground is typically open from mid-May through mid-September pending snow levels in the area.

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