Redfish Center & Gallery


The focus of the Redfish Center & Gallery is interpretive and educational programs. Our team of Naturalists offers a variety of educational programs every day. Come and learn about local flora, fauna, ecology, and geology. Join us for evening programs at the amphitheater. Daily nature hikes and boat tours are offered for all ages. Junior Ranger and Wilderness Explorer Programs will engage young people in the who, what, where, when, and why of the region. Visit our ‘Discovery Stations’ around the lake and environs.

Open seven days each week. Our knowledgeable naturalists will help you plan backcountry trips with current maps, guidebooks, and backcountry condition reports, and provide current information about camping, trail status, fishing, and backcountry conditions. Information on Middle Fork Salmon and Main Salmon River floating and conditions can be found along with a complete listing and contact information for all of the region’s outfitters and guides for rafting, fishing, horseback, mountain biking, or hiking adventures.

Experience another side of Redfish Lake at the Redfish Gallery. Idaho artists use their talent to interpret the region.  Some of the artists include:

Pam Street – painter
Tina Cole – watercolors
Dan Looney – painter
Rob Hart – photographer
Ann Jeffries – photographer
Evelyn Phillips – map maker
Jennifer Goitendia – jewelry designer
Susan Winget – ceramics
John Beehler Рwood bowls

In conjunction with Redfish Lake Lodge, we offer boat tours of Redfish Lake. A Naturalist will reveal the wonders of Sawtooth region history, geology, and ecology while you enjoy the beauty of the Lake. What better way to learn about the “red” fish of Redfish Lake?

The Redfish Center & Gallery has the following amenities

  • 24 hour Wi-Fi “hotspot”, with free Internet service (including public access computers during business hours) in a comfortable lounge with a view of the lake.
  • Theater with a large flat screen TV to watch the interesting videos about the wonders of the Sawtooth NRA.Come and learn about our resident wolverines, and the ecologic and economic importance of annual salmon runs.
  • A large multi-use room has replaced the old diorama exhibit space. It serves as a gallery highlighting photography and art from local artists; for viewing or purchase. (A portion of proceeds are retained to support the Center’s interpretative mission). This room seats up to 140 people, and may be rented for events and meetings.

Announcing the 2016 SIHA Photo Contest!

Do you have an amazing photo taken in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area? Enter it in our photo contest! Entry is free and the contest is open to any nonprofessional photographers. There are three categories: Scenery, Wildlife and People in Nature. Individuals can submit up to three photos, one in each category. Members of SIHA can submit up to two photos in each category. Ask us about membership at the Visitor Center! Submissions accepted until August 26, 2016. Call 208-774-3376 or email with questions. We can’t wait to see your photographs!

If you have ideas, suggestions or recommendations about what you would like to see or experience at the Redfish Center & Gallery, please drop us a note through the website or in our suggestion box at the Redfish Center & Gallery.

2015 Photo Contest Winners