Stanley Lake Campground near Stanley Idaho is a US Forest Service campground located in a scenic area of the state. There are multiple camping loops situated around this lake. Reservations can be made in advance.

    The campground is situated on a hillside above the lake in a thick grove of lodgepole pines, at an elevation of 6,500 feet. Most campsites have partial shade and views of the lake and/or the rugged 9860-foot McGowan Peak. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

    Recreation:
    Stanley Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook and bull trout. A boat ramp is located just outside the campground.

    The Idaho Centennial Trail passes nearby and can be accessed from the Stanley Lake Trailhead across the lake.

    Facilities:
    The campground offers 17 reservable sites, as well as additional first come, first served sites. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and spurs within the site are gravel.

    A scenic overlook is located next to sites 3 and 4, with outstanding views of McGowan Peak and Stanley Lake. Painters and photographers frequent the overlook to capture the views.