The Sawtooth National Recreation Area consists of over 756,000 acres of protected land in one of Idaho's most scenic areas. It's easy to see how the area got its name, with jagged mountain ranges making for eye-catching skylines in every direction. In addition to mountains, the area contains hundreds of high alpine lakes, some large enough for boating, and the headwaters of four area rivers including the Salmon.
Nearly 40 developed campgrounds are located within Sawtooth National Recreation Area, with a total of about 700 individual campsites. Since the area is a popular vacation spot, some campgrounds fill up on popular days. We feature 12 of the more popular campgrounds. Please click on one of links to see campsite photos of these campgrounds in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.