Stanley Lake Campground

What a gem of a campground! Camp hosts Candy and Yale are hands-on workers who keep the campground running smoothly. They welcomed me and helped rearrange my reservation so it was more convenient for both of us. ‘The campground is full of tall Ponderosa Pines which are beautiful, smell lovely, and provide wonderful shade. The campsites include a large metal fire ring, picnic table, level space for an RV or camper, and many have a view of the lake. A popular trail used by campers walking their dogs, kids riding bikes, and many just enjoying the view is located along the east side of the lake. Overlooking the lake are snow capped mountains, the most prominent being Mt McGown Peak at ele. 9860’. The Peak is named after the McGown brothers who ran cattle in the area at the end of the last century. One afternoon I drove 3 miles to the town of Stanley, and found lodging, restaurants, gift shops, and a grocery store. I was able to reserve a spot at a hot spring that is available at one of the lodges, and I had the entire pool to myself for an hour! The view of the mountains and blue sky added to the relaxation. So check out Stanley Lake Campground and the surrounding area. You won’t be disappointed! PS: The night sky was spectacular! Even saw the Milky Way.

Mt McGown Peak in ID
Kayaking on Stanley Lake in ID