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“Unrivaled views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Redfish Outlet Lake

Redfish Outlet Lake
Ketchum, ID
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Ketchum
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
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Owner description: A scenic lake with views of white-capped mountains.
Ketchum, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Unrivaled views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Redfish Lake area is nothing short of spectacular with crystal clear water (albeit it's usually eye popping cold), stunning snow capped mountains and much to do. If you're going to be in the Sun Valley area, it's worth the hour drive. Be aware that on weekends, yes, it can have the summer crowds, but even they can't take away from the wonderful scenery. There are boats, and canoes for rent, along with a ferry which will take you across the lake for great hiking trails. If you want a room or a cabin, be sure to make reservations. Stanley is a short drive north where day trips on the Salmon River are also readily available. We locals go to Redfish, and if the locals rave, you will too.

Visited June 2013
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“Breath Taking!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

I went to redfish after visiting the ghost town in custer on a 90° day and it was the first time in my life I've ever seen such clean water, beautiful views, easy access, and clean bathrooms at a lake! Must go again

Visited July 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Interesting Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We left Hailey and travelled to our next stop. Along the way we happened upon Redfish Lake. We found the campground but it was very busy. The drive is between 45-60 minutes from Ketchum. Have lunch either at the Galena Lodge or the Stanley Bakery. Galena is about 25 minutes before Redfish. We called intio the Firestry Commission at Ketchum and they lent us a free scenic drive CD. It was fantastic. Recommend you do this.

Visited June 2013
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Kent, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Spectacular setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We took a day to drive through the wilderness areas around Ketchum, ending up at Redfish Lake in time to chat with the guys getting ready to stock the lake with trout that evening. The resort and campgrounds aren't open for the season yet, but we drove around anyway and enjoyed the snow-capped mountain views. This looks like an amazing place to come for camping and fishing, and we'll definitely be back again.

Visited May 2013
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Sun Valley, Idaho
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4 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Spectacular beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Breathtaking mountains, grass lawn, blue water, good restaurant, family fun. Live music 2 or 3 times a week. Classic American summer tent camp out.

Visited August 2012
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