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Photograph Redfish Lake at Dawn

Stanley, Idaho

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based on 2 reviews

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Added by Madison Sankovitz

Possibly the best time to see Redfish Lake is at dawn, when the fog is rising and the water is still. Grand Mogul and Mt. Heyburn provide a stunning backdrop to this pristine site in the Sawtooth Mountains.

There are several good spots to photograph along the shore of Redfish Lake. The marina at Redfish Lake Lodge is a great viewpoint. Also be sure to follow the path to the east of the lodge to visit some of the beaches on the north shore. It is here that you can often find yourself alone at dawn when the lake is completely still. Many mornings there is a blanket of fog covering the lake, so capturing it clearing can make for some stunning photos. Photograph the sunrise shining against Grand Mogul and Mt. Heyburn (peaks across the lake) for a beautiful shot. Many birds can be seen flying across the lake at this time of morning as well. Be sure to bring a jacket - it can be chilly that early in the morning!

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Reviews

The views from Redfish are pretty hard to beat. This is a must-visit if you're in Idaho!

People may think Idaho is just potatoes, but they haven't seen the Sawtooth Mountain Range. Redfish Lake is one of the coolest and easiest spots to catch a sunrise of the Sawtooths. I went there for the first time last year, and it was beautiful. I'd highly recommend this adventure to anyone that loves to camp and also wake up to beautiful views.

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