Paddle on Stanley Lake

Stanley, Idaho

5.0/5
based on 2 reviews

Description

Added by George Manlove

Stanley Lake is an amazing recreation site for a weekend or a week. The lake is located in the heart of Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest and is an awesome for photography, SUP, camping, hiking, boating, and fishing.

Stanley Lake is an Idaho alpine lake located at the base of the magnificent Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is about 7 miles from the historic town of Stanley, Idaho and just over an hour from popular Sun Valley, Idaho.

Our photography and hiking adventure captured spectacular imagery while hiking the scenic Sawtooth wilderness area. Popular lake activities include fishing for rainbow and lake trout, stand up paddle boarding, boating, hiking and swimming. The Idaho Centennial Trail begins at the campground and traverses a lake-filled region of the Sawtooth Wilderness.

Most lake campsites are reservation only and many are booked months in advance. For reservations visit www.recreation.gov.

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Features

Stand Up Paddle
Chillin
Camping
Fishing
Photography
Kayaking
Swimming
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Reviews

Stanley Lake was amazing. We kayaked and SUP'd. The water was a lot less choppy than Red Fish Lake and a lot less busier. Truly wonderful experience.

We got to redfish & Stanley every summer for our family reunion and it always gives me a much needed gift of nature. Especially on a canoe in the middle of the lake. ūüíõ

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Hike from Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls

Photograph McGowan Peak & Stanley Lake at Sunrise

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