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A Favorite of Locals

When locals want to get away from tourists they go to Redfish Lake. Beautiful scenery, great lodge... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Ketchum, Idaho
A cute lake!

This is a fun place to explore! There are walking paths and fishing. Easy in and out to hike... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Nampa, Idaho
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

When locals want to get away from tourists they go to Redfish Lake. Beautiful scenery, great lodge, beach, boating and camping.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a fun place to explore! There are walking paths and fishing. Easy in and out to hike! Adds to the charm of redfish.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank YearoftheRabbit
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Lovely afternoon at Redfish lake. Took the shuttle boat over and then hiked to Lily Pond and on up to waterfalls. Gorgeous. Take plenty of water, hiking snacks or picnic and enjoy. Crowded at the lodge on a hot summer day, so we didn't have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LindaN22
Reviewed July 30, 2018

If you want to go some place quiet this is not the place, Absolutely packed. I suspect it is like this most of the time. We drive for a bit looking for a place to park, nothing. Not my favortite......

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We had a spectacular horseback ride highlighted by views of the mountains and lake with the Redfish Lake Corrals. We chose this as the water was a bit rough for our planned kayak paddle. The lake is lovely with the surrounding peaks. We noted people...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank DulciTraveler
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Very family-oriented and worth a visit and a dip in the freezing lake! bring suits and a quick change of clothes!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Randi D
Reviewed June 3, 2018

the pictures always show a dream-like scenery. in reality, I think the lake is fairly common in the region and stanley lake has better views

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Redfish Lake is one of the truly beautiful spots in Idaho. There is a lot of recreation available including horseback riding, boating and water skiing. Hiking trails take you into the fabulous Sawtooth Mountains.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Kent S
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is one of the most charming places in America. Think 1950s America without the racism! Even if you go for just an afternoon this place is worth checking out and relaxing in. It is truly a special place.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Kidspacedesigner
Reviewed November 4, 2017

Stopping at this beautiful Idaho spot is always a treat. Anyone not from the Swiss Alps will find the views spectacular, the recreational choices wide, the people very friendly and the food very good and well priced. Wiggle your toes in the sand, wade or...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank AL B
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Conner C
February 7, 2015|
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Response from terrywaldon | Reviewed this property |
Good question. When I was there last fall I did see several boats on the lake, but don't know if they were rentals or owned. You might want to check with the lodge. If anyone rents them, they would know..