Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Quiet. Great views.

Cons

Farthest from Redfish Lake.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Forest Service

Features

Vault toilet
Potable water

Location

Field Guide + Map

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