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Smokey Bear

5 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Smokey Bear Campground is composed of 8 single-sites and 3 double-sites on beautiful Alturas Lake situated in a mixed conifer setting. All sites are first-come, first-serve. A group picnic area is located on the east side of the campground. Trails at the end of Forest Road #205 lead to Alturas Lake…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 44 ft.

Reviews

5 Reviews of Smokey Bear

Ratings Breakdown

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Rodderz The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2021

Wonderful Campsite on Beautiful Lake

I was attending a local wilderness first aid course and was able to have the privilege of staying at Smoky Bear.  I was lucky that is was early in the season and was able to drive in and find a great site for my RV.

The sites were clean and well dispersed...there are a number of pit toilets…

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Month of VisitJuly
Nancy C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2021

A jewel on Alturas Lake

If you have doubles, watch the video i am attaching. Crystal blue lake in the heart of Sawtooth. Mountain views. Off the beaten path and worth it. Hiking. Fishing. Boating. SUP (loved seeing the fish swimming under my board). Chilling. Peaceful serenity. There are no services.. vault…

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Month of VisitAugust
Kelly G.
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2019

Serene lake and campsite!

Alturas Lake has incredible views and the crystal clear lake is awe-inspiring! I just recommend checking with the national forest registry before booking especially during fire season. My only regret was only staying one night!

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Location

Smokey Bear is located in Idaho

Directions

In Stanley, ID, at the intersection of State Rts. 21 and 75, take Rt. 75 south 21 miles to Alturas Lake sign (Forest Rt. 205). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 205 and go 3.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground.

Coordinates

43.92000015 N
114.861 W

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About This Campground

Smokey Bear Campground is composed of 8 single-sites and 3 double-sites on beautiful Alturas Lake situated in a mixed conifer setting. All sites are first-come, first-serve. A group picnic area is located on the east side of the campground. Trails at the end of Forest Road #205 lead to Alturas Lake Creek, Eureka Gulch and to Alpine Creek to the north in the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness. At this campground there is a boat ramp and boat trailer parking area. This is a superb place to spend sunny summer days fishing for trout, sailing, motorboating, swimming, and picnicking by the lake. .

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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