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Mountain View Campground

Redfish Lake

Sun Valley + Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho

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  • Mountain View Campground sits on the shore of Little Redfish Lake.- Mountain View Campground
  • Typical site at Mountain View Campground.- Mountain View Campground
  • The campground is aptly named, and it offers great views of the Sawtooth Mountains.- Mountain View Campground
  • Waterfront site at Mountain View Campground.- Mountain View Campground
  • Typical site at Mountain View Campground.- Mountain View Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Impressive views.
Cons: 
Small campground.
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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
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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With only seven first-come, first-served sites, Mountain View is the smallest campground near Redfish Lake. It actually sits on the shores of Little Redfish Lake and enjoys incredible views of the Sawtooths, including 10,751-foot Thompson Peak, the tallest peak in the range. Little Redfish Lake offers great canoeing and fishing opportunities, and it well situated to take advantage of all the amenities Redfish Lake offers. 

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 and 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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