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Smokey Bear

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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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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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


For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites


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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Smokey Bear is located in Idaho


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.


43.92000015 N
114.861 W

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