Mt. Heyburn Campground is composed of 19 campsites on the east side of Redfish Lake and all sites are first-come, first-serve. The campground is situated in a lodgepole pine forest. The Visitor Center offers area information and interpretive programs. There is a boat ramp at Sandy Beach boat launch, on the eastern shore of the lake. Take a short tour on the interpretive Fishhook Nature Trail or a longer walk west into the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness to battle wild cutthroat in the alpine lakes. A section of the Idaho Centennial Trail passes near the area. Equestrian stables, a dump station, and boat rentals can be found at Redfish Lake Lodge. Three small playgrounds are provided for children in the campground. Swimming, sailing, waterskiing, wading, canoeing, motorboating and fishing are great ways to enjoy the waters.
We stayed here for four nights the weekend prior to July 4th weekend. Our expectations were that it would be full and would be a bit difficult to find a site as it is first come, but we were wrong. When we arrived on Thursday morning the campground was almost completely empty. We easily found a great site that gave a view of Redfish Lake and the long stretch of lodgepoles behind us. Sockeye Campground was below us on the lake but you won’t even know from our site. The vault toilets were clean and maintained. There was a campground host on site who were friendly and provide firewood for $7 a bundle which was significantly better than in town at the Stanley market. There are several trailheads that are an easy walk through woods to find in Sockeye and trails that go around the lake with beautiful views. We will definitely be returning for another long weekend.
Clean, large sites