30 Lakes in 30 Days | Redfish Lake | Idaho

Photo Courtesy: Ed Hoffman, via  Redfish Lake Facebook
Photo Courtesy of Ed Hoffman, via Redfish Lake Facebook Ryan Tanaka

30 Lakes in 30 Days | Redfish Lake | Idaho

Get paddling on the Gem State’s Redfish Lake. This five-mile-long glacial gash sits in the heart of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains at 6,550 feet, 60 miles north of Sun Valley off Highway 75. While your eyes will sway skyward toward the towering Sawtooths, you’ll want to stare downward into the lake’s clear, sparkling waters and shoreward toward its Malibu-style sandy beaches. Head out for day paddles right from your campsite, exploring hidden bays and inlets while stopping to cannonball off granite bedrock. Come sunset, leave the Dutch oven on the coals as you paddle through the day’s last sunrays cutting through the jagged ridges above.

Camping: Tent, trailer and RV spots are available at Forest Service campgrounds adjacent to Redfish Lake Lodge. Point, Glacier View and Outlet campgrounds require reservations, Heyburn and Sockeye Campgrounds are first-come, first-served. (877-444-6777 / 208-774-3000; Recreation.gov)

Lodging: Historical Redfish Lake Lodge, offers cabins, dining, events, and all things water rentals.(208-774-3536)

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The article was originally published on Standup Paddling

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