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Casino Creek

Monday, September 21, 2020

Other Names

Sawtooth National Forest, Stanley Ranger District, Salmon River, Big Casino Creek, Little Casino Creek, Rough Creek, Boundary Creek, Redfish Lake

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular trail system offers miles of pure single track that wind through the rugged hills and mountains of the Sawtooth National Forest. The trails are mostly hard packed and smooth with the occasional loose chunk rock, tree roots and bridge crossings. The trails have nice flow but there are sections of steep climbs and off camber turns, which are geared for the experienced rider.

This trail system has several trailheads but camping with direct trail access can be found at the northern section at Casino Creek Campground. The campground borders the Salmon River and features 19 sites, each with a picnic table and BBQ grill. There is a fee charged to camp here, and usually the campground opens late spring through late September. Exact opening dates vary so check with the Stanley Ranger District before heading out.

This trail system is also a short distance away from Redfish Lake Lodge, which has a general store, restaurant, beautiful cabin rentals and a marina that offers guided boat tours, paddle boat, kayak rentals and a day use beach.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesIdaho OHV Registration Sticker
Dates OpenMay 1 through November 30
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoA non-resident registration sticker must be purchased. (As of Janury 2020, Idaho no longer honors stickers from other states.)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyyouth only required for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail100
Climate TypeForest
Elevation6100 to 8500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe trail has many water crossings.Many
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has almost all single track trails.All
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Mountain Village Resort Gas Station (208) 774-3367
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Mountain Village Resort Gas Station (208) 774-3367
Potable Water WaterOn SiteCasino Creek Campground (208)774-3000
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (W)Stanley RV and Basecamp Lodge (208) 774-2202
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Redfish Lake Recreation Complex (928) 537-8888
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteCasino Creek Campground (208)774-3000
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Mountain Village Resort Gas Station (208) 774-3367

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $16.00
RV: $16.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $8.00
Casino Creek Campground Fee

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityStanley, ID
AddressLittle Casino Creek Road, Stanley, ID 83728
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From: Sun Valley, ID
1) Take Hwy 75 north about 65 miles
2) Turn right (south) onto dirt road, continue about 1 mile toward Casino Creek Campground.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoSawtooth National Forest - Stanley Ranger District
HC64, Box 9900
Stanley, ID 83278
(208)774-3000
mailroom_r4_sawtooth@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoRedfish Lake Lodge
401 Redfish Lodge Road
Stanley, ID 83278
(208) 774-3536
info@redfishlake.com
redfishlake.com
Contact InfoIdaho Parks And Recreation
5657 E. Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 334-4197
reghelpline@idpr.idaho.gov
idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com
CommentIdaho OHV Sticker Info

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Casino Creek Trail Photo

Casino Creek Trail

Casino Creek is a short distance away from RedFish Lake. The lake does not have any offroad trails but is close to some top notch single track trails for dirt bikes.

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Scenic photo of Jump Rock at Red Fish Lake.

This rock ledge is also known as "Jump Rock". This spot is located at the southern section of Red Fish Lake. This is a popular spot to dock, hike a short distance and jump into the water.

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Log cabin at Redfish Lake Lodge.

This is the Fishhook Cabin at nearby Redfish Lake Lodge. There are no dirt bike or offroad trails in this area but the lake and lodge is about 15 miles away from Casino Creek Campground.

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Casino Creek Trail

The best time to visit Redfish Lake is during the summer months, preferably late June through September.

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Scenic photos of Redfish Lodge Marina.

The Redfish Marina offers kayak, paddle boat, power boat plus guided tours around the lake.

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Another view of the marina taken from the water.

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Casino Creek Trail

The shoreline has a nice sandy beach for day use. This is a popular spot for fishing and wading.

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Musician singing and playing acoustic guitar with Redfish Lake in the background.

The lodge has a small outdoor stage where live music and acoustic acts are hosted throughout the season.

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Casino Creek Trail

Paddle boats are a popular way to explore the shoreline of the lake. Rentals are available at the marina.

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Casino Creek Trail

There are several shallow creeks that feed into RedFish Lake.

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Casino Creek Trail

There is no shortage of scenic views in this area.

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Casino Creek Trail

Redfish Lake has hiking trails with plenty of nice views of the surrounding mountains and forest.

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Casino Creek Trail Photo

Log cabin at Redfish Lake Lodge.

Another view of the Fishhook Cabins at Redfish Lodge. This cabin comes furnished with a small fridge, fireplace, small table, bathroom, queen bed, sofa and dresser.

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Casino Creek Trail

The lake is surrounded by mature pine trees and rugged mountain peaks.

Casino Creek Trail Photo

Casino Creek Trail

The lake is a popular place to bring the boats.

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