Outlet Campground is located next to beautiful Redfish Lake beneath the Sawtooth Mountain Range at an elevation of 6,500 feet.
Outlet Campground is in the heart of the beautiful Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Redfish Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon.
Little Redfish Lake is just down the road, offering additional fishing and canoeing.
In the immediate area are trailheads for the Alpine Way, Fishhook Creek, Redfish Lake Creek and Bench Lakes Trails. The Idaho Centennial Trail also passes nearby.
The campground offers several family sites, many of which have views of the lake and rugged Mount Heyburn. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs throughout the site are paved.
Sandy Beach Boat Ramp is less than a mile away and a dump station is just over a mile away.
The Redfish Lake Visitor Center is within 1/4-mile, offering interpretive activities, evening programs and wildlife, geology and historical exhibits.
Summer wildflowers are plentiful, lodgepole pines provide partial shade and Fishhook Creek is nearby. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.
The Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities, and an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains.
Redfish Lake Lodge is nearby with a restaurant, general store, boat and kayak rentals, mooring services, lake tours and a lake shuttle.
Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair, and Fireman's Ball in September.
ADA Access: N
Sites are clean in lodge pine forest
This place is stunning! What makes this place so great is a combination of three things: 1. Accessibility (completely paved roads all the way to the campground) 2. Quality of campground facilities (extremely nice picnic tables, fire pits, pit toilets and tent pads adjacent to a fully paved parking pad) 3. Unmatched beauty (The lake shore is less than 100 yards from each campsite, boasting a majestic snowcapped mountain backdrop. Some of the clearest water I have ever seen.) If you’re looking to stay here, expect to make reservations approximately 6 months in advance.
This is my personal favorite campground to hike from on redfish lake. There is a 4 mile trail that will take you to the other side of the lake. Be bear aware while hiking here! We’ve seen black bear both times! The views are amazing and the access is easy.
Bring a swimsuit and hiking shoes
great place to visit with the family or if you love being by the lake very beautiful here kinda gets crowded during the holidays
Absolutely perfect camping area. Clean (vaulted) bathrooms and good-sized spots with short trails to the stunning Redfish Lake. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my Idaho journey!