Fishing - There is fishing up and down the Salmon River as well as along the creeks and in the high mountain lakes. Your best resource for the best locations, maps, guides, licenses, suggestions, as well as the current fishing reports is to drop by McCoy’s Tackle Shop in the heart of Stanley.
- Silver Creek Outfitters – Provides guided fishing trips up and down the Salmon River.(208) 726-5282
- White Otter Outdoor Adventures –Full day float fishing trips. Raft, kayak, canoe, equipment day or multi-day rentals.(208) 788-5005
Hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains Hiking in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area ranges from easy to extreme with an endless number of trails to choose from. Every hike provides beautiful vistas, great exercise and unforgettable enjoyment.
- Stanley Ranger Station - The best place to begin is with a visit to the Stanley Ranger Station where you can pick up maps and ask all sorts of questions about difficulty levels. If you are planning your hikes in advance of your arrival, considering asking them to send you information. (208) 774-3000
- McCoy’s Tackle Shop – If your hopes for hiking include a high mountain lake for fishing, be sure to stop by McCoy’s Tackle Shop for the most up-to-date fishing reports and recommendations. (208) 774-3377
Map of Biking Trails Mountain biking in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is a favorite sport of many. Locally, we suggest you stop in at Riverwear in Stanley to view maps of the biking trails and/or Redfish Lake Lodge. Both locations have biking equipment for rent.
Map of Stanley We have a PDF Map we can send to you upon request. The map provides you with highway routes to Stanley as well as the location of the businesses in Stanley. A copy of this map will be in the home upon your arrival.
Music on the Lawn Each summer musicians provide free music in various locations in Stanley during the evening hours.
Rental Equipment - The businesses in Stanley where you can rent recreational equipment for such things as rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, boating and camping. In addition to these listing, some of the river rafting companies also have rental equipment available.
The following businesses offer a vast array of recreational fun whether it is rafting on the day-stretch of the Salmon River, rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, fishing, biking, horseback riding, or visiting historic sites.
Idaho River Journeys Top notch river vacations on Idaho’s Middle Fork and Main Salmon. Expert and personable guides, fabulous food, and deluxe camping equipment are provided. (888) 997-8399
McCoy’s Tackle Shop Featuring equipment rentals and purchase. We can help you with four piece spin or fly rod outfits, perfect for traveling. McCoy’s also stocks single barbless hooked lures. (208) 774-3377
Middle Fork Outfitters Association A trade association of professional outfitters providing trips on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon.
Middle Fork Rapid Transit Offering raft trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. We know fishing holes, hiking trails, how to fix a gourmet meal 100 miles from nearest kitchen. (888) 433-5628
Middle Fork River Expeditions 6 & 12 day world-class whitewater rafting and fly fishing adventures, Middle Fork Salmon River. Fly fishing drift boats, handmade wooden dories, oar-powered rafts, inflatable kayaks, paddle rafts & stand-up paddle boards available on most trips. (800) 801-5146
Mystic Saddle Ranch/Redfish Corrals Quality wilderness experiences since 1969 in Sawtooth and Frank Church Wilderness. Ride 1.5 hours to 10 days, fly fish, camp, hike w/packstock.(208) 774-3591
Pioneer Outfitters, LLC Offering a variety of trips in White Cloud Mountains and Sawtooth Valley. Half-day to multi-day riding, fishing, hiking, and hunting pack trips. (208) 774-3737
Redfish Lake Lodge Redfish marina rents motorized and non-motorized pontoon, fishing, paddle boats, stand-up paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, shuttle to backpacking or day hike, horses at Redfish Corrals. (208) 774-3536
Rocky Mountain River Tours Since 1978, the Rocky crew has shared 110 miles of untouched wilderness, rapids, hot springs, and award-winning cuisine on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. (208) 345-2400
Salmon River Anglers Float fly fishing or fly fishing school on Idaho’s famous Salmon River. Includes boat, instructor, rod, flies, tackle, and knowledgeable guide.(208) 721-8772
Sawtooth Adventure Company Day raft trips on the Salmon River, kayak school, float fly fishing. Rentals and complete adventure packages. See our website or call toll free. (866) 774-4644
Sawtooth Mountain Guides Year-round mountain travel specialist – hiking/ climbing/ high lakes fishing/back-country hut & guided day skiing/custom trips/avalanche education.(208)774-3324
Smiley Creek Lodge Polaris and Yamaha snowmobile rentals for guided and unguided trips through Sawtooth Basin. Snowshoe rentals. Your basecamp for recreational activities.(877) 774-3547
Solitude River Trips Full service, gourmet food, knowledgable and experienced guides on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. All inclusive 6 day rafting and fly fishing vacation – explore/learn/relax.(208) 806-1218
The River Company Specializing in family raft trips w/lunch on the Salmon River. Trips suitable for all ages. Providing scenic, whitwater, fishing trips since 1981. (800) 398-0346
Valley Ranch Outfitters Guided trail rides, spotpacks, fishing, catered pack trip into Sawtooths/White Cloud Mtns. Guided/drop camp hunts. Rifle/archery for elk/deer in Unit 36. (208) 720-4662
White Cloud Outfitters Year-round guided recreation since 1987: Salmon River steelhead/trout fishing, wild horse viewing, day rides, Salmon/mtn. lake fishing, packtrips, big game hunts. (208) 879-4574
White Cloud Rafting Adventures Day trips on the Salmon River. Rafting, kayaking, float fishing, great food, experienced guides, rentals, group discounts, all ages/experience. (800) 571-7238
White Otter outdoor Adventures Half day, lunch, scenic, group, and thrill-seeker guided raft trips. Full day float fishing trips. Raft, kayak, canoe, and equipment day or multi-day rentals.(208) 788-5005
Gerheim Gallery Thad Gerheim large format photography, Don King fine art chairs, Claudia Whitten kiln-fired glass art, David Keiski mixed media, Tad Stuart sculptures. (208) 774-3625
Lower Stanley Country Store Full line of groceries, camping supplies, fishing and hunting licenses, and more. Gas station. Open year round.(208) 774-3566
McCoy’s Tackle & Gift Shop Orvis Dealer. Huge selection of flies. Fishing tackle, waders, rod rentals. Outdoor clothing, t-shirts, books, maps, and more. (208) 774-3377
Mountain Village Mercantile Open year round. Groceries, produce, Lottery, state liquor store, ATM, firewood, fishing and hunting licenses, hardware, clothing, and souvenirs. (208) 774-3500
Riverwear Active outdoor clothing and equipment. Jackets, shorts, footwear, hats, sunglasses, and fleece goods. Boating and camping equipment. Bike and inflatable boat rentals. (208) 774-3592
Sawtooth Spirit Mountain lifestyle shop, offering specialty clothing, shoes and accessories for women and men, quality wine and craft beers, food gifts, regional and local artisan gifts. (208) 774-3420
Stanley has an excellent selection of restaurants. For a quick look at the restaurants current hours of operation, stop by the Chamber of Commerce office. If the office is closed, the restaurant schedule is always posted on the front door.
Bridge Street Grill Great breakfast, lunch, dinner. Steaks, seafood, best burgers around. Deck dining on the river, incredible view of the Sawtooth Mountains. Catering/private parties available. (208) 774-2208
Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Dinner by reservation, Tue–Sun. Enjoy excellent cuisine, our historic lodge and spectacular Sawtooth view from our famous front porch-western hospitality at its finest. (208) 774-3544
Mountain Village Resort Restaurant & Lounge Full service breakfast, lunch, dinner. Smoked prime rib, prime rib of pork, chili, soup. Sawtooth view from deck and lounge. (208) 774-3317
Papa Brunee’s Pizza and Subs Pizza, deli sandwiches, beverages, beer, family atmosphere, seating for 60, take-in or take-out or sit on our outside deck. Ace of Diamonds Avenue. Facebook – Papa Brunees. (208 774-2536
Redfish Lake Restaurant & Gazebo Spectacular lake view. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Reasonable family menu. Full service bar. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, special events. Daily beef, pasta, fish specials. (208) 774-3536
Sawtooth Hotel Old fashioned lodging experience with full-service dining room. Summer 5pm daily. Globally-inspired cuisine, using fresh, local ingredients. (208) 721-2459
Sawtooth Spirit Offering specialty food gifts, cheeses, quality wine and craft beers, for your mountain lifestyle apres recreation or sightseeing stop-over.(208) 774-3420
Smiley Creek Lodge Offering home-style favorites, local and seasonal specials. Ice cream parlor serving hand-dipped milkshakes, ice cream variety. Deli provides sandwiches and wraps. (208) 774-3547
Stanley Baking Company Real Food in a Real Mountain Town” The famous “Bakery” serves delicious meals, homemade baked goods, and best coffee/espresso in the Basin. (208) 774-6573
Stanley Kasino Club The only true steak and chop house in Stanley-featuring garden-fresh salad bar and house speciality prime rib roast. Best selection of spirits, beer, and wine.(208) 774-3516
Stanley Sluice Alehouse at Stanley Town Square Fine dining, Stanley style. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Inside seating up to 50 people, outdoor dining on deck. (208) 774-2101
The Redd Restaurant - Menu is varied and changes frequently. Reservations are welcome and encouraged. Call to discuss on-site or off-site catering options in or near Stanley for wedding or special event. (208) 774-0635
Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Assoc. Stanley Museum 11-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day, Redfish Center 10-5, Mid-June-Labor Day, Sawtooth Forum/Lecture Series, Fri, 5&8pm. (208) 774-3517
Sawtooth Society The only organization dedicated exclusively to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Sawtooth NRA since 1997. (208) 721-2909
Stanley (City of) Stanley City offices are located on Highway 21 and are open Monday through Thursday, 8am to 5pm. P. O. Box 53, Stanley, ID 83278.(208) 774-2286
Stanley Community Library Friendly, convenient access to the world with books, materials, current technology, and programs. Open 34 hrs/week (42 hrs/summer) Mon-Sat, Wi-Fi 24/7. (208) 774-2470
Sawtooth Valley Meditation Chapel Idaho’s most scenic wedding, special event, and church location. Non-denominational, Catholic, and LDS services held seasonally.(208) 774-2952