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Great Place to paddle or camp

This lake is easily accessible from the highway. It has a campground, boat launch and private... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Jim S
Missoula, Montana
Beautiful location!

Went camping and canoeing..great locale but cold at night..Idaho mountains..duh ;) maybe keep a... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Craig M
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This lake is easily accessible from the highway. It has a campground, boat launch and private homes. Coming into the lake area, the private homes are to the left, the boat launch is in the middle and campground to the right. The boat launch has...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Went camping and canoeing..great locale but cold at night..Idaho mountains..duh ;) maybe keep a tent heater nearby!

Thank Craig M
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Had a picnic in the day use area. We we're one of two families there. So quiet and serene. It was very windy the day we went and the kids were freezing in the water but it was an experience. The water was Crystal blue....More

Thank Jennifer Z
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Pettit Lake is beautiful but has a very private feel. No lodge or eating facilities, but hiking and public campgrounds are available. I learned to fish here and it brought back a flood of memories. Very pristine Idaho wilderness.

1  Thank NWtraveler93
Reviewed July 24, 2017

located near Stanley Idaho in the heat of the Saw tooth mountains is a amazing lake that offers great hiking, paddle boarding, canoeing, fishing and lake kayaking.

3  Thank papasn0w
Reviewed June 29, 2017

I highly recommend hiking along the path on the north side of Pettit Lake. With no boat traffic on the lake and hardly any people, especially at the west end, it made for a tranquil scene. It was also quite beautiful with the snow-capped mountains...More

1  Thank travelin_tommy
Reviewed June 13, 2017

This peaceful campground sits at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains along the shores of Pettit Lake, off Idaho 75 between popular and busy Redfish and Alturas Lakes. The campground is very wide open, however it is not widely used so several spots were open...More

2  Thank WeAlwaysWAnder
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Pettit Lake is surrounded by trees overlooked by the rugged Sawtooth Mountains. The water is clear and cold and there are many places where you can wade in on the rocky shore. Only a few boats were out on the lake and they were moving...More

Thank killer_bob
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Beautiful mountain vistas. Very quiet lake. Basic bathroom is only facilities. No water,etc so need to bring in anything you need. The two mile drive is well maintained dirt/gravel. We made it find in a normal car. There may be camping available.

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joanne S
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Response from papasn0w | Reviewed this property |
There is running water at the Pettit lake campground