Redfish Lake, Stanley, Idaho


The surface elevation of Redfish Lake is 6547 feet (1995 m) above sea level. The lake is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) long and 0.72 miles (1.2 km) wide, with a maximum depth of 387 feet (118 m), and 11 miles (18 km) of shoreline.  The water is crystal clear and the beaches are sandy.  Redfish Lake, which is in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, is named for the brilliant Sockeye Salmon that once came from the Pacific Ocean to spawn in such massive quantities that the lake appeared red.  The lake is approximately  5 miles south of Stanley, Idaho.

You will go over some high mountain passes on the way out.  You are diving at altitude, please plan your dives and surface time accordingly.  Contact us for an Altitude Diving specialty!

How to get there: Drive 125 miles northeast of Boise on Idaho 21 to Stanley and then turn south on Idaho 75 for seven miles. Expect a three-hour drive.

Click here for a map to Point Campground, a popular dive site at Redfish Lake