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Redfish Lake

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Address: Stanley, ID
Phone Number: 2087743536
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Resort lake in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

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Stanley Idaho. A piece of heaven on earth!

Stanley Idaho has never become a posh paradise because of the weather. Often times it boasts the lowest winter temperatures in the continental US, and is often closed off from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nampa, Idaho
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Nampa, Idaho
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stanley Idaho has never become a posh paradise because of the weather. Often times it boasts the lowest winter temperatures in the continental US, and is often closed off from civilization due to winter weather and storms. These are the very things that make Stanley such a treasure. Redfish lake is one of the most beautiful attractions in Idaho. Named... More 

1 Thank nogrey
Nampa, Idaho, United States
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I was 5 we first went to Stanley, Redfish Lake and the Sawtooth National Forest. Since then I have gone there for vacations at least 2-5 times a year in all seasons. I have 3 special places I fish and it is not unusual to catch a limit of trout in 15 minutes. It is also not unusual to... More 

1 Thank Kurt W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a really lovely area, and a great base for recreating, or just hanging out for a day, or a week. The water is an amazing colour, and the shallow shelf along the 'beach' makes it warmer. I haven't stayed in the lodge/cabins, but have camped at nearby Little Redfish Lake. Very nice spot as well. The Lodge is... More 

Thank Brooke H
San Diego, California
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69 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Definitely worth a day trip from Boise, this is the culmination of a beautiful drive up through Stanley. You have a choice of the entire spectrum of outdoor activities, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, canoeing, etc. A beautiful area.

Thank Jack B
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Redfish Lake is a beautiful spot and well worth a visit if you are in Stanley. I spent my afternoon SUPing on the beautifully still water.

Thank Jamie O
Richmond, Texas
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117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

We drove up from Sun Valley to walk around the lake. It is nestled in the mountains has a lovely beach area with pebbles and lots of wood. The water is clear and beautiful. It is a lovely setting. We then had lunch at the lodge it is very casual but a great side trip

Thank lynneh201
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This review is about Little Redfish Lake. Redfish Lake is the main attrition in Stanley. I like Little Redfish Lake much better. I always camp at Chinook Bay. Great view & real close to the water.

Thank twincreektaz
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150 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

There are special places on this earth that people experience that are breathtaking. The Redfish Lake area is one of those places. The lake and surrounding mountains are very special. Even the roads to and from the Redfish area are a ride everyone should experience.

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Pulaski, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Redfish Lake is definitely a once in a life time trip to take with all the hiking trails in the area, the crystal clear lake, and lots more. The Sawtooth Fish Hatchery is just down the road and there's an airport in town. I highly recommend travelers to Idaho to stop by there and see elk roaming.

Thank Tanya W
North Branford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The hotel at Redfish Lake is a great place to sit and relax as you take i n the awesome views of the Sawtooth Mt. Great outdoor bar and snack stand as well with a good choice of local crafted beers.

Thank TOM L

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