Sockeye Campground is composed of 23 secluded campsites including 6 double-sites on the shore of Redfish Lake. 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 east 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 trout 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 of course fishing are great ways to enjoy the waters.
Five stars on this campground. Only downside we experienced were disrespectful neighboring campers. In the last 5 days we have 3 that run them 7am to 10pm. No quiet time for us at all. Generators are allowed to run here at 6am…
This campground is the only no reservation campground accessible by car on Redfish Lake. It’s great if you are looking to score a campsite without a reservation. It’s a great location on the lake, beautiful view of the sawtooth range and a short walk to the beach. The campsites have flat tent sites, concrete pads for the picnic tables and fire rings and most have trees for some shade. The only down side is the boat and jet ski noise during the day. If you are looking to get away from everything you may want to look at some of the nearby river campgrounds. The bathrooms and campsites were very very clean and the camp hosts were very friendly. If you are looking for a good hike take the ferry from the lodge to the far side of the lake!
The campsite has a great location between two beaches along Redfish Lake. All of the campsites were in great condition with a picnic table and fire ring. We thought the price of $20/night was a little much as they charge the same amount for tents/campers. We were one of two campers using a tent the two nights we were there. The campground is well maintained and is just a short drive from the lodge and minutes away from hiking trails. The campground is first come first serve and was full both days by 10am when we were there at the beginning of July. Our recommendation is the hike to Bench Lakes (8 mi round trip) which starts at the Redfish TH.
Huge private spots with perfect tent spots with views of Sawtooth mountains and Redfish Lake
This camp ground is first come first serve so get there early in the day and early in the week! When you do it won’t disappoint with stunning lakeside views and picturesque sights of The sawtooth mountains! Easy access to a sandy beach and boat ramp it’s the perfect place for an RV getaway!
This is a first come first served campground. We had a reservation at another campground and when it was up, we scrambled down to sockeye around 9/9:30 in the morning (late enough that some folks who were leaving had packed up and left) and we didn’t have trouble snagging a spot.
Arriving late Thursday mornIng we had a lot of locatIons to choose from and got a lakeside sIte.. The sites all have large sandy tent pads and a concrete pad with fire pit, stove pedestal and table. There are several double sites. The campground is fairly quiet and didn’t feel as busy as other campgrounds nearby. The campground doesn’t have direct access to the lake but can be accessed at the boat launch or by a nearby trail.