Nearest Town: Stanley
Site Size: 1,600 acres
Directions: On ID 75, S of Stanley at mp 185, turn W onto paved FR 214 (signed for Redfish Lake); 2 mi to Redfish Lake Visitor Center; lodge, trails, lake, campgrounds in close proximity.
Description: Redfish Lake is the largest lake in the Upper Salmon Basin and serves as an important stop-over for migrating waterbirds. Conifer forests surrounding the lake contain suitably large, mature green trees and snags to support the only known osprey nesting colony in east-central Idaho. The Redfish Lake Peregrine Falcon territory is one of the highest (in elevation) and most productive in Idaho. Summer residents include Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Cassin’s Finch, Yellow-rumped, Townsend’s, Wilson’s, and Yellow Warblers, and White-crowned and Lincoln’s Sparrows. It is possible to see 8 different woodpecker species among the mixed conifer, riparian-willow, and wet meadow habitats surrounding Redfish Lake, including Williamson’s Sapsucker, American Three-toed, Pileated, and Black-backed Woodpeckers.
USFS (208) 774-3000
Stanley Chamber of Commerce 1-800-878-7950