Redfish Lake Lodge and the surrounding area and campgrounds are currently closed due to the Bench Lake Fire. Firefighting efforts are underway. We will update with more information as it becomes available for our reopen date. The latest update on the fire can be found here.


Redfish Lake is truly the crown jewell of Idaho! There is so much to explore and do just around the shores of the lake and at the lodge. Here are some of our favorite Redfish Lake Adventures! If you are looking for some more adventures in the area, check out our area adventures suggestions! We also have three beautiful properties in Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Marina & Beach

Directly in front of the historic Redfish Lake Lodge sits the majestic Redfish Marina. A beautiful mountain lake beach hugs the shore of our full service marina and the crystal clear water is perfect for a cool dip. On the Marina we offer a hiker shuttle to the Redfish Inlet Trailhead, scenic tours, pontoon boat rentals, and other motorized and non-motorized lake rentals. We also provide an outstanding Sunset Appetizer Cruise. There are several other U.S Forest Service day use beaches around the north shore of the lake near the lodge, these day use areas are named point beach, north shore picnic area, dog beach, outlet day use area, and the boat ramp.

Hiking & Backpacking

There are two major trailheads at Redfish Lake. The Redfish Trailhead is only about a quarter of a mile from the lodge and allows access many destinations including to the Bench Lakes, Fishhook Creek Trail and to the South end of Redfish where the Redfish Inlet trailhead lies. The Redfish Inlet trailhead can easily be accessed by taking our hiker boat shuttle or by hiking (12 miles round trip from the lodge). The Redfish Inlet Trailhead offers access to dozens of incredible day hiking and backpacking destinations. The Redfish Visitor Center and the Redfish General Store have great maps and area information. Please follow all posted rules and guidelines and heed remember to leave no trace!

Dining & Music

Let us surprise you with authentic and delicious food and drink at Redfish. Inside the main lodge you will find Limbert’s our main restaurant that is open for lunch and for dinner daily along with the historic and old charm Rustic Lounge which serves delicious food and cocktails. The Two Gun’s Cafe serves espresso and coffee all day and also serves great specialty soda’s and bullet holes. The Lakeside Grill offers outdoor casual food right on the beach and is open for lunch and dinner. If you are looking for a special treat for a special occasion, check out our appetizer cruises!  During the summer we also host a great free summer music series on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings.

Horseback Rides

Enjoy incredible views of Redfish Lake and the Sawtooth Mountains all while riding a beautiful horse with the Redfish Corrals. The corrals offer several different rides along Redfish Lake with incredible views and varying lengths! Check pricing and availability here! 

Redfish Visitors Center

The Redfish Visitor Center & Gallery offers an observation deck with stunning views, drinking water, restrooms, 24-hour Wi-Fi, area information, a bookstore, maps, and educational gifts. Visitors can enjoy free short-term parking, access to an interpretive nature trail, and an outdoor amphitheater. Though the theater is closed, a large multi-use room now serves as a gallery featuring regional art and photography, available for viewing or purchase, and can be rented for events and meetings, seating up to 75 people.

Biking & Rentals

The Stanley Basin boasts some of the finest mountain biking trails in the nation. Challenge yourself on one of the popular loops – Fisher/Williams, Potato Mountain, or Elk Mountain. Or stay closer to the lake on the Fishhook Creek Trail, a great ride for all ages. Or take a scenic ride into Stanley on the Stanley to Redfish trail! Our partners at Balance Bike Works can help you with all your rental needs, plus a full service bike shop! They have bikes for all interests and ages, so everyone in your family can enjoy this fun Redfish Lake activity!