Lake View Campground is composed of 6 campsites including 1 double site, situated in a lodgepole pine overstory on Stanley Lake. All sites are first-come, first-serve. There is a boat ramp near this campsite and Stanley Lake offers excellent swimming, boating, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook and bull trout. There are several hiking trails in the area including Stanley Lake trail head, Elk Mountain trail head and Lady Face Falls is nearby. Beautiful McGowan peak with an elevation of 9,860 is visible to the south.
This is a Forest Service first come first serve campground with only 6 sites, so snagging one could prove challenging. We had been in the area a couple days before, and we checked out the tags at sites and saw when people were planning to leave and several looked like they were coming open about the time we would return. We scored site#6 which we thought was the best one for us- with plenty of room and a nice trail down to the lakeside! At an elevation of 6537 ft., it can be a cooler escape during the heat of the summer. The water was close to the sites and provided an amazing place to kayak with the majestic mountains towering above. I can not wait to return here someday!