Redfish Lake

This is one of the most popular destinations in Idaho. It has beautiful mountains, a gorgeous lake and super hiking trails. You may have to squeeze into the campgrounds around the lake, but it's worth it if you want quick day hikes or a base for a backpacking trip.

Point Campground and day-use areas will be closed in early summer while construction is completed, then Sockeye Campground will close for construction projects after Point reopens.

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.

Activities: Canoeing, boating, sightseeing, trail rides, fishing.

Amenities: It has all the modern amenities, including restrooms, a visitor center, lodge, boating and ramps and docks, and it's located on a trailhead to the famed Sawtooths. There's also a general store nearby in case you forget anything.

Supplies: Go to the general store or head to Stanley.

Fees/reservations: $15 a night. Make reservations online at

Information: Stanley Ranger Station, (208) 774-3000.