Stanley Idaho is at 6200 feet elevation. We were expecting 60 to 75 degrees, not 95. It is hot and our RV site has full sun all afternoon. We decided to go sightseeing on our last day here and find somewhere to cool off. Stanley Lake is just five miles west of Stanley and that's where we headed for the day.
Stanley Lake is as picturesque as advertised. There are several camping sites and a boat launch. We stopped at the overview site for lunch. Everyone went in the water to cool off.
ONE LAST GLIMPSE OF STANLEY
Favorite store in Stanley - McCoy's Tackle and Gift Store. Jane and her staff are very knowledgeable about fishing. Store is well stocked - a must stop even if you do not fish.
Downtown Stanley - don't blink!
For all the conveniences Stanley doesn't have, it scenery is priceless.
TORREY's BURNT CREEK INN AND RV - Milepost 210
Torrey's RV has been our home for the past 10 days. We recommend it as RV park for folks who prefer full service. (There are plenty of Forest Service Campgrounds without electricity, water, sewer.)
We liked Torrey's because we felt like we were roughing it without giving up modern conveniences. There is no cable TV nor cell service. However, our Dish TV worked great and we didn't miss an episode of Storage Wars...
The downside of site 8 is the full sun in the afternoon. The upside, I had views like this from almost every window.
Torrey's has cabins for rent as well as the RV sites so it is perfect for all types of travelers. It is on the Salmon River and you can watch rafters float down the river. We also had access to the river by the horse pasture which sits below the cabins and RV park.
TOMORROW IS A TRAVEL DAY
- ISLAND PARK, IDAHO AND YELLOWSTONE HERE WE COME!