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Lake Cleveland - East Side

Sawtooth National Forest

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Summary

Lake Cleveland Campground is a popular summer recreational facility located next to a lake of the same name. It is perfect for activities such as fishing, kayaking, hiking, and swimming. There are seventeen reserved camping sites on the East side and nine first-come, first-served sites on the West side. It is located in an alpine lake basin below Mt. Harrison, offering expansive views and wildflower meadows. Nearby attractions include a fire lookout tower and a ski area.

Overview

Lake Cleveland Campground is a very popular summer recreational facility. Located next to its namesake, the campground is divided into the East Side and West Side loops. Very popular with residents of local communities, the campground is often full every weekend from early July to Labor Day.

Recreation

Fishing, kayaking, hiking and swimming are all popular activities within the Lake Cleveland area during the summer months. Non-motorized boating and floating is allowed on Lake Cleveland. Motorized recreation is limited to system roads and trails; no cross-country motorized travel is allowed.

Facilities

Seventeen camping sites are located in the East campground loop, seven of which are reservable, the remaining ten are first-come, first-served. The East side of the lake is best suited for large RVs and trailers. Nine campsites are available on the West side of the lake on a first-come, first-served basis. Trailers are not advised on the West side of the lake because the turn-around is very tight (limited space due to steep terrain).

Natural Features

At an elevation of 8,300 feet, the campground facility is located in an alpine lake basin below Mt. Harrison which has an elevation of 9,240 feet. Late season snowdrifts on the county road and in the campground often block access until early to mid-July. The campground is near the timberline and alpine wildflower meadows. Expansive views north across the Snake River Plain and south into Utah and Nevada can be found near the campground.

Nearby Attractions

Two miles from Lake Cleveland, Mt. Harrison has a fully functional fire lookout tower. Nearby Pomerelle ski area offers lift-served access to mountain bike and hiking trails. Two miles away, Twin Lakes Campground offers equestrian facilities and access to the Skyline Trail which is open for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and dirt bikes.
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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Lake Cleveland - West Side
Sawtooth National Forest
0.1mi 83%
Twin Lakes (Sawtooth)
Sawtooth National Forest
1.2mi 67%
Thompson Flat
Sawtooth National Forest
1.2mi 78%
Area 7
City Of Rocks National Reserve
16.0mi 79%
Area 1
City Of Rocks National Reserve
16.0mi 79%
Area 2
City Of Rocks National Reserve
16.0mi 82%
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