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Washington: New Free Campgrounds/Updates

Beginning July 1, 2011 you will need to have a Discover Pass to camp at any Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Campground. See passes and permits for details.

UPDATES:

Campbell Lake, page 101, is now day-use only.

Bumping Crossing Campground, page 54, has been permanetly closed.

Tumbling Rapids Campground, page 8, is closed with a locked gate at entrance. Gate is signed "closed for winter". Looks as though it has been vandalized. What a surprise.

Promised Land Campground, page 14, is gated and closed at this time.

William C. Dearinger, dispersed camp, page 49, is now complety closed. Huge boulders blocking entrance to campground road.

Willoughby Creek, page 9, is now open for day-use only.

Sandy Creek Dispersed, page 47, is now a hike or boat in only. Forest Service has gated the road. There are numerous boat-in dispersed sites on the lake.

Boulder Creek Dispersed, page 47, is now walk in only. Forest Service has blocked the entrance road and you now will have to park in the pull-out across the road from the site.

NEW CAMPS

Anderson Point Camp

Anderson Point Camp can be reached from Sedro Woolley by travelling east on Highway 20 for about 15 miles and take a left onto the Baker Lake Road. Follow this road for about 14 miles and take a right at the Baker Lake Dam Road. Continue on down this road and take a left before going over the dam and in about a mile you'll come to the boat launch.

This is a boat or hike in campground. To hike in, follow road over the dam, staying to the left, and drive a couple of miles to the trailhead on the left. Hike about 2 easy to a "y" and venture to the left and into camp. To boat in, after launch, head up the lake to campground which will be on your right. There are 5 designated sites here with tents pads, steel fire rings, pit toilets as well as a bear box to keep your food in. The views are beautiful.

Dragoon Creek Campground, is re-opened but scheduled to close for winter on September 10th.

From Spokane, travel north on Highway 395 for about 4 miles to the junction with Highway 2. Follow Highway 395 for about 10.5 miles to the Dragoon Creek Road and take a left. Follow this road for about .5 miles to the campground.

This is a large campground with sites both on and away from the creek. There is a large open day use area with a lot of grass. Great family campground not far from Spokane.

Cascade River Camp

From the town of Marblemount, on the Cascade Highway 20, keep straight onto the Cascade River Road, over the river bridge and continue on this first paved then gravel road for about 19 miles to the site on the left side of the road.This is a small site with 1 table, a metal fire grate and there's a vault toilet just down the road, you'll pass it on the right before you arrive at the camp. This is a good camp if you want to get an early start on hiking "Cascade Pass" which is astounding.

Texas Ponds

From the town of Darrington, travel Highway 530 towards Rockport and Highway 20 for about 6 miles and bear left at the Sauk River Christian Camp sign. Continue on this paved road for about 1.1 miles and take a left onto a gravel road. This road is at the far end of the Christian camp. Follow this road for about 2.5 miles and at the "T", you want to bear right. Keep going on this road a short distance to the camping area. Right before crossing a small bridge you'll see a spot on the left with table and rock fire ring. Cross the bridge and there is another site in the trees with rock fire ring only. Then a little further up on the left is another site with table, fire grate and a toilet. This is a beautiful forested area set on Texas Ponds which is lake size. Big enough to cruise around in a kayak or bring an inner tube. Fishing.

Glenwood Site

From Glenwood, travel about 2.5 miles east on Highway 142 and on the right you'll see the campground entrance. There is no sign to speak of and the site is un-named.There are about 10 sites scattered throughout the forest, 3 with tables. There are also two toilets.
A pretty little stream runs nearby a couple of the sites.

NEW DISPERSED SITES

Mineral Park Dispersed

From the town of Marblemount, on the North Cascade Highway 20, keep straight onto the Cascade River Road, over the river bridge and continue on this first paved then gravel road for about 15 miles to the Mineral Park East Campground. The dispersed site is on the left side of the road. This is a nice size spot, close to the water. No tables but there's a rock fire ring and outhouse type bathrooms across the road at the fee campground. Coming up this road you'll pass 2 trailheads, one leading to Monogram Lake and a lookout and the other leading to Hidden Lake and Hidden Lake Lookout. At the end of the road is the is the trailhead for Cascade Pass.

Nooksack Dispersed

From Bellingham, travel east on The Mount Baker Highway 542 for approximately 32 miles to the small town of Glacier. Continue on another 1 mile and just past the Glacier Public Service Center take a right onto Glacier Creek Road #39 then take an immediate left onto Deadhorse Road #37. Follow this road for about 4 miles and take a left down into the camp.

This small camp offers 4 separate sites set on the Nooksack River. A couple of the sites have their own small beaches. There is a vault toilet but not tables. Many hiking trails in the area.

Caskey Lake

From the town of Darrington, travel Highway 530 towards Rockport and Highway 20. In about 10.6 miles take a left onto the Concrete Sauk Valley Road. This road come up quick so heads up. Cross over the one lane bridge and then take a left onto the Old Concrete Sauk Valley Road. Continue on this road for about 1.4 miles and take a right. Follow this road for a short distance and take a left. Continue on this road and take the first right down a small dirt road. At the "Y" bear left into the site.This is basically a one site camp. There's a rock fire ring and a nice patch of grass for a tent. No toilets or table. Camp sets right on Caskey lake with fishing and swimming for your enjoyment. Please pack out your trash.

Rialto Beach

From Port Angeles, travel U. S. Highway 101 heading west. At the small town of Sappho, U. S. Highway 101 starts heading south. Stay south on U. S. Highway 101 for another 9 miles or so to the junction with Highway 110. Take a right here. This will take you towards Mora in about 5 miles. At the junction, with Highway 110 heading off the the left, you want to turn right towards Mora and Rialto Beach. Continue on this road to end and park in the designated van and camper lot.From the beach trail it's about 3/4 mile to the first of many camp spots. All close the the water and beautiful beach. Rock fire rings, no tables. Vault toilet located at trailhead.

Summit Creek Dispersed

From Glenwood, travel east on Highway 142 past the the Klickitat Fish Hatchery on the left, and at a wide gravel road, take a left. Continue on this road and just past the 3 mile mark there are 2 dispersed sites on the right side of the road.These 2 dispersed sites set on the creek in forest setting. There are no tables or toilets.

Boulder Creek Bridge Sites

Travel to the Boulder Creek/Shrew site (page 95) and continue up Forest Service Road 37 for about 1/2 mile where you'll come to a bridge. On the left there is a steep little road leading to one site on the creek. Keep following this little dirt road and you'll come upon another 10 sites scattered throughout the forest, many close to the creek. At the end of the road there's a couple of large sites set close to the Chewuch with good swimming holes.

Twisp River Road, 8 miles east of Winthrop in Twisp

From Twisp, travel the Twisp River Road for about 16 miles and take a left onto Forest Service Road 4430 and cross the one lane bridge. Take the gravel road on the left and follow down about 1/4 mile to a beautiful spot on the river with shade. There is also another site on the right side of the road after crossing the bridge. This one is close to the water. Both of these sites are located between two fee campgrounds with bathrooms.Follow the Twisp River Road another 1 mile and bear right at the "Y" and in about .5 miles there is a pretty nice spot on the right. This is right before you arrive at the Poplar Flat Campground where there is a toilet.About 18 miles up the Twisp River Road take a left at the sign for the Mystery Campground. Instead of going right into the fee campground take a left down the hill to a good site right on the river with some shade. Bathrooms up the hill at the campground.About 21.5 miles up the Twisp River Road there is a real nice spot on the water with a nice little beach. This one requires that you park at the road turn-out and carry your gear a short distance. Just up the road is the South Campground where there are bathrooms.Another 2.2 miles up the Twisp River Road take a gravel road on the left. Follow this road down about 1/4 to a large spot with rock fire ring. Around to the left of the site is an old log cabin and then a little further on is the water with a carved bench where you can sit and groove. This is a good spot. About 1.5 miles up the main road is the Roads End Campground where there is a bathroom. All the fee campgrounds in the area appear to cost $8.00.

Winthrop, Chewuch River Road

On entering Winthrop, take a left at the 4 way stop and follow this road for about 9 miles. You will come to a "T" and here you want to turn right. You are now on the Chewuch River Road. In about .8 miles you'll come to the small Forest Service Road # 015. Take a right down the hill to a dispersed site that sits above the river. There's a rock fire ring.About another 4.5 miles up the Chewuch River Road begins a series of dispersed sites on the river side of the road ending at the Andrews Creek Trailhead site about 12 miles up the road. The first site is at Forest Service Road # 082. Do not attempt to enter this site with a trailer! There is no turn around and the entrance is pretty steep. You can probably get a small trailer into the rest of these sites. There are 13 dispersed sites including the Andrews Creek Trailhead site. Most have room for at least 2 camps. A couple are one camp sites, some with enough room for 3-4 camps. Some of the camps set above the river with trails leading to the water and others set on or close to the river. All sites require you to park and carry your gear a very short distance. There are rock fire rings but no tables or toilets except for the Andrews Creek site which has 2 tables and a vault toilet.

Eastside Chewuch River

Travel the Chewuch River Road and take a right onto Forest Service Road # 5110.As soon as you cross the bridge there is a nice dispersed spot on the left.Keep going and you'll want to bear right at the 1st and 2nd "Y". Continue on this road and in the next 8 miles begins a series of 11 mostly one site dispersed spots. Some of the sites require you to carry your gear a short distance but most you can drive to. There are a couple with good beach access. These all have fire rings.

Forest Service Road # 37

Coming from winthrop and just before the Chewuch River Road turn right onto Forest Service Road # 37. Follow this road staying straight. In about 2 miles begins a series of dispersed sites on the right hand side of the road. Some of the spots set above the creek, some on the creek.

Oregon: New Free Campgrounds/Updates

NORTHWEST REGION

UPDATES

Lund Park, page 15, now charges $8.00 per night.
Homestead Campground, page18, is PERMANENTLY CLOSED.
Scott Lake Campground, page 19, now charges $5.00/night.
Fox Creek Group, page 21, now charges $40.00 per night.

NEW CAMPS

Indigo Lake Hike-In Campground

From Oakridge, follow Highway 58 east for 2 miles to Kitson Springs Road. Proceed on Kitson Springs Road for 0.5 miles to Forest Service Road 21. Follow Forest Service Road 21 for 32 miles to Forest Service Road 2154. Continue on Forest Service Road 2154 for 10 miles (Forest Service Roads 21 & 2154 are called Diamond Drive) to Timpanogas Lake Campground. Park at the end of the spur road with the hiker symbol. The hike is 1.9 miles to the Indigo Lake Campground and lake.This hike-in campground offers 5 hike-in, tent-only sites with fire rings, tables and toilets on Indigo Lake. It is quite primitive and remote, so there is ample opportunity for solitude. Swimming in the lake, and fishing for rainbow or cutthroat trout. Hiking trails loop all around in the area, offering various spectacular views of the high peaks of the Oregon Cascades National Recreation Area. 5900-foot elevation.

Indigo Springs Campground

From Oakridge, follow Highway 58 east for 2 miles to Kitson Springs Road. Proceed on Kitson Springs Road for 0.5 miles to Forest Service Road 21. Follow Forest Service Road 21 (Diamond Drive) for 27 miles Indigo Springs Campground. Indigo Springs is a small, semi-open campground in a stand of old growth Douglas fir near the Middle Fork Willamette River with 3 tent only sites, tables, fire rings and toilet. A short trail fromthe campground leads to the nearby cold spring which is the source of Indigo Creek. Fishing in the river nearby, also hiking on the trail which leads along its north bank. An interpretive sign in the campground explains the history and the significance of the Oregon Central Military Wagon Road, which passes through the area. 2800-foot elevation.

Skookum Creek Campground

From Westfir, travel north on Aufderheide Scenic Byway, Forest Service Road 19, for 35 miles to Forest Service Road 1957. Follow Forest Service Road 1957 for 4 miles to Skookum Creek CampgroundSkookum Creek Campground offers 9 tent-only campsites with tables, fire rings and toilet onSkookum Creek. This is a popular starting point for backcountry fishing, hiking or horse use. The Erma Bell Lakes Trail starts here and is a portal into the Three Sisters Wilderness Area. This trail is maintained to be accessible for wheelchair users, though it is challenging. Hitching rails are provided for horses. 4500-foot elevation. A Northwest Forest Pass is required here.

Elk Lake Campground

From Detroit, travel east onto the Breitenbush Road, Forest Service Road #46. Proceed 4.5 miles and take a left onto Forest Service Road 4696 for .7 miles and take a left left onto Forest Service Road 4697. Continue on this road for 9.5 miles and turn left onto a small spur road located at west end of Elk Lake. The camping area is about 0.4 miles ahead. CAUTION: Forest Service Road 4697 is not maintained for the last 2 miles into Elk Lake. Access by low-clearance vehiclesand trailers is not recommended as the road is rough and rocky. Elk Lake Campground offers 12 tent-only sites with tables, fire rings and toilets. The Bull of the Woods Wilderness is nearby and accessible from the end of the road north of the campground (about 1 mile). The trail more or less follows Elk Lake Creek through the wilderness. There is fishing, swimming, and canoeing in the lake. The campground is near a large meadow, where campers enjoy brilliant wildflower displays throughout the summer. 3700 foot elevation. fishing, swimming, and canoeing in the lake. The campground is near a large meadow, where campers enjoy brilliant wildflower displays throughout the summer. 3700 foot elevation.

 

SOUTHWEST REGION

UPDATES

Sixmile Campground, page 41, now charges $10.00/night
Store Gulch page 42, now charges $10.00/night
Scaredman, page 51, is now day use only until further notice

 

NEW CAMPS

First Camp

From Brookings, travel about south on US Highway 101 and take a left onto the Winchuck River Road, County Road 896, to Forest Service Road 1107. Located along the Winchuck River before reaching the Winchuck Campground.First Camp Campground offers tables, fire rings and a vault toilet. Enjoy cool shaded camping along the scenic Winchuck River with picnicking, fishing, swimming, floating, water play, sun bathing, and a scenic area.

Harr Point Campground

From Jacksonville, travel South on Highway 238 to Ruch and turn left on to Upper Applegate Road. Continue on about 15 miles to Applegate Lake and turn left on County road 959 (traveling across the dam). Continue along road 959 about 3 miles and turn right on to Forest Service road 100. Continue about one half mile along road 100 to Squaw Arm Parking Area. Hike about one quarter mile west along Payette Trail to the Campground. Harr Point Campground is set on the east shore of Applegate Lake and is accessible only by the Payette Trail or by boat. The campground offers 5 sites, tables, fire rings and vault toilets with hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, boating, fishing and swimming. Please remember to pack your drinking water in and to pack your garbage out.

Tipsu Tyee Campground

From Jacksonville, travel South on Highway 238 to Ruch and turn left on to Upper Applegate Road. Continue on about 15 miles to Applegate Lake and turn left on County road 959 (traveling across the dam). Continue along road 959 about 3 miles and turn right on to Forest Service road 100. Continue about one half mile along road 100 to Squaw Arm Parking Area. Hike about 1.25 mile west along Payette Trail to the Campground. Tipsu Tyee is located along the shore of Applegate Lake and is accessible only by the Payette Trail or by boat. There are 5 sites with tables, fire rings and vault toilets. Please remember to pack your drinking water in and to pack your garbage out.

Tin Can Campground

From Grants Pass, travel north on I-5 for about 8 miles and take a left onto the Merlin Galice Road. Follow this road approximately 12 miles and take another left onto Forest Service Road 25. Continue on for 3 miles to campground. This primitive camp situated along Taylor Creek offers 4 sites with tables, fire rings and vault toilet along with a nice cool spot to escape the summer heat. Nearby Hiking Opportunities include Taylor Creek Trail (#1142).

Meyers Camp

From Grants Pass, travel north on I-5 for about 8 miles and take a left onto the Merlin Galice Road. Follow this road approximately 12 miles and take another left onto Forest Service Road 25. Continue on for 11 miles to campground. Rustic camping in beautiful setting. 2 sites with tables, fire rings and pit toilet. Wildlife viewing, old growth setting. Quiet and peaceful.

NORTH CENTRAL REGION

UPDATES

The following campgrounds now charge $11.00 per night.

Bonney Crossing Campground
Bonney Meadow Campground
Clear Creek Crossing Campground
Eightmile Campground
Forest Creek Campground
Keeps Mill Campground
Knebal Springs Campground
Little Badger Campground
Lower Eightmile Crossing Campground
Mccubbins Gulch Campground
Mccubbins Overflow Campground
Underhill Campground
Pebble Ford Campground
White River Station Campground
Barlow Creek Campground

Barlow Crossing Campground

Cloud Cap Saddle Campground, page 54, now charges $10.00/night
Tilly Jane Campground, page 54, now charges $10.00/night
Wahtum Lake, page, 55, now charges $10.00/night
Rainy Lake Campground, page 56, now charges $10.00/night
Black Lake, page 57, now charges $10.00/night
Gibson Prairie Horsecamp, page 57, now charges $10.00/night
The Cultus Lake Shore Coves, page 77, now charge $15.00 per night for their hike-in, boat-in sites.

Wolf Creek Campground and the adjacent Wolf Industrial Campground, page 88, will be combined under the name of Wolf Creek Campground. A camping fee will be required for all campsites since the amenities offered at both locations are the same. The campsite fee in both locations will be $6 per night.

NEW CAMPS

Sand Springs Campground

From Bend, travel about 20.5 miles east on U.S. Highway 20 and take a right onto State Route 23. In another 5 miles or so at the junction with Forest Service Roads 25 and 23 you want to take Forest Service Road 23. Continue on this road for another 15 miles or so the the campground. Sand Springs Campground offers 3 campsites with tables, fire rings and toilets near Sand Springs, at the edge of the high desert. To the west is the Lavacicle Cave Geologic Area, which is a large cave with frozen lava stalagmites. This area is gated for safety, but you can request access at the Lava Lands Visitor Center. The campground also has trailhead access to the East Fort Rock OHV Trail which extends through Christmas Valley, winding around lava fields and other interesting formations. The trails are also open to mountain bikes, horses, and hikers, so share the trails! 4950-foot elevation.

Lava Flow Campground

From Crescent, travel about 9 miles west on Rd. 61, then bear right onto State Route 46. Continue on this this road, which soon turns into Forest Service Road 46, for another 9 miles. Here you want to bear to the left onto Forest Service Road 4600-850 and go another 2 miles to the site.Lava Flow Campground offers 6 sites with tables, fire grates and vault toilets. Set on Davis Lake, there is an unimproved boat ramp. Fly fishing only for rainbow trout and largemouth bass, either in Davis Lake or in Odell Creek, which feeds the lake. A trail passes around the west shore of the lake, and crosses west to Odell Lake at the south end, and west to Waldo Lake on the north end. 4400-foot elevation.

Boundary Springs Campground

From Crescent, travel 2 miles south on Highway 97 and take a left onto Forest Service Road 9768. Continue on this road for about 4.8 miles and take a right onto on Forest Service Road 9768 600.Boundary Springs Campground offers 4 campsites with fire rings and toilets but no tables. Site is set at the bottom of the Walker Rim, the boundary between the Deschutes and the Winema National Forests. 4500-foot elevation.

Summit Lake Campground

From Crescent, travel 12.2 miles west on the Crescent Cutoff Road, State Route 61. At the junction with State Route 58, take a right onto State Route 58 and travel north for 3.5 miles to Forest Service Road 60 where you want to take a left. Continue on this road for about 7 miles and take a right onto Forest Service Road 6010. Follow this road for about 6.5 miles to the site.(High clearance vehicle recommended for the last stretch). Summit Lake Campground offers 3 Primitive sites with tables, fire rings and vault toilet all set on a beautiful mountain lake in the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail runs north and south by the west shore of the lake, and can be hiked north into the Diamond Peak Wilderness, to Diamond Peak. Another trail runs south from the eastern shore, leading south to several backcountry lakes in the middle of the recreation area. Fishing, and canoeing in the lake. Mosquitos can be bad at the campground, particularly in late summer. 5600-foot elevation.

Cyrus Horse Camp

From Prineville, travel north on Highway 26 for about 16 miles and take a left onto Forest Service Road 96. Follow this road for about 2 miles and take another left onto Forest Service Road 500,(at the corrals), then make a quick Right on to Hagman Road, Forest Service Road 5760 and proceed about 1.5 miles. Cyrus Horse Camp will be on the Left.Cyrus Horse Camp offers 5 sites with tables, fire rings and vault toilets. This high desert horse camp was built in 1992 with volunteer help. Orchard trees and remnants of an old homestead site are found in the camp area. Horses can be penned in the corrals after a day of riding around Grey Butte. Camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, as well as, hiking and horseback trails, including the Prineville Ridgerider Trail. 2900 feet elevation.

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

UPDATES

Lofton Reservoir Campground, page 95, now charges 6.00/night
Dog Lake Campground, page 101, now charges 6.00/night
Dead Horse Lake Campground, page111, now charges 6.00/night
Marster Spring Campground, page 109, now charges 6.00/night
Silver Creek Marsh Campground, page 118, now charges 6.00/night
Thompson Reservoir Campground, page 119, now charges 6.00/night

NEW CAMPS

Vee Lake Trailhead camp

From Lakeview, travel north on Highway 395 to Highway 140 and take a right and continue east for about 8 miles to Forest Road 3615. Take a left here and continue on for about 13.5 miles north to Forest Service Road 3616 and take a right. Follow this road for about 5 miles to the lake.Dispersed campsite at the trailhead. Trail accesses the Fremont National Recreational Trail number 160, Southern Segment. Camping is close to Vee Lake and overlooks Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge. Hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding on the trails. Picnicking, camping, canoeing, wildlife viewing, and fishing in the area.

Cottonwood Recreation Area

From Lakeview, travel west on Highway 140 for about 24 miles and take a right onto Forest Service Road 3870. Continue on this road for another 8 miles to the campground and trailhead entrance signs. Cottonwood Recreation Area offers 12 tent and trailer sites with picnic tables, fire grates, drinking water and 2 Boat ramps in a large Ponderosa Pine and Aspen forest setting. Cottonwood Trailhead accesses 12 miles of trail. Activities include boating, electric motors only, birdwatching wildlife viewing fishing swimming 6130 feet elevation.

Overton Reservoir

From Lakeview, travel north on Highway 395 for 3 miles and then east on Highway 140 about for 12 miles then take a left onto Warner Road, Forest Service Road 3615. Continue on this road to the end of pavement bearing left onto Forest Service Road 3624. Follow this road another 1.7 miles and take a right onto Forest Road 011 for a short distance and you will see the pond.Overton Reservoir offers 2 sites with tables, fire rings and toilet. This is a quiet pond with stocked trout set in Ponderosa Pine and White Fir stands. Activities include fishing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing and wildflower photography. 6600 feet elevation.

Pike's Crossing

From Bly, travel west on Highway 140 for about 5 miles and take a right onto Ivory Pine Road, Forest Service Road 30. Continue on this road for about 30 miles to the site.Pike's Crossing offers 5 campsites with rock fire rings and a toilet but no tables. This site is adjacent to Paradise Creek and the Sycan Wild and Scenic River. Stream fishing for native trout, birdwatching and wildflowers. Quiet and secluded. 5760-foot elevation.

Slide Lake Campground

From the Paisley Ranger District Office, travel .5 miles north on Highway 31, and turn left on Mill Street, Mill Street becomes Forest Service Road 3315 at the "Y" junction. Stay to the right and continue on Forest Service Road 3315 for approximately 6 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 3360. Here take a right at the junction onto Forest Service Road 3360 and continue on this road for approximately 9 miles to the Slide Lake trailhead sign on the west side of the road. A small parking area is available. From the parking area walk for approximately 3/8 of a mile on the trail to arrive on the shore of Slide Lake.Slide Lake Campground offers 3 campsites with rock fire rings and a toilet at a secluded high mountain lake. There are campsites at the trailhead and at the lake. Activities include fishing for trout birdwatching and wildflower viewing in a quiet and secluded setting. The Slide Lake Trail follows an abandoned road for most of its length. Some views of the geologically interesting collapsed face of Slide Mountain are offered. 5980 ft. elevation.

Hanan/Coffeepot Trailhead Campground

From the Paisley Ranger District Office, travel .5 miles north on Highway 31, and turn left on Mill Street, Mill Street becomes Forest Service Road 3315 at the "Y" junction. Stay to the right and continue on Forest Service Road 3315 for approximately 6 miles to junction the with Forest Service Road 3360. Here bear left staying on Forest Road 3315. Continue on for about 18 miles. A Hanan Trail directional sign is on the western side of the road just past milepost 18 marker. Turn west into trailhead.Hanan/Coffeepot Trailhead Campground offers a few rustic campsites. There are a couple of tables, fire rings and toilet. This site accesses the Hanan Trail System. This historic trail accesses the roadless country found between Coffeepot Springs and the confluence of Boulder Springs with the Sycan River. The trail passes through a variety of environments ranging from stands of mature mixed conifers, open upland meadows, scab-rock flats, quaking aspen groves, rim-rocks, and dense stands of lodgepole pine. It was the earliest transportation link into the upper Sycan River drainage. The Hanan Trail crosses the divide between the Great Basin and the Pacific Ocean drainages on Bear Creek Rim. Distant scenic vistas are to be found from the trail at the summit of Bear Creek Rim. For approximately half of its length the Hanan Trail follows the upper Sycan River, a designated National Wild and Scenic River. Activities include birdwatching, wildlife viewing and wildflower photography. 6820 feet elevation.

Hanan/Sycan Trailhead Campground

From Paisley Ranger District Office, travel north on Highway 31 for 11 miles and take a left onto Government Harvey Road, Forest Service Road 29. Follow this road for 10 miles to the top of Winter Rim and take another left. Continue on Forest Service Road 29 for 2 more miles and at the junction with paved Forest Service Road 28, go left again and travel 4.5 miles to the trailhead directional sign located on the left side of the road near where it crosses the Sycan River. This trailhead is surrounded by a pole fence.The Hanan/Sycan Trailhead Campground offers some rustic campsites with rock fire rings and a toilet. The historic Hanan trail accesses the roadless country found between Coffeepot Springs and the confluence of Boulder Springs with the Sycan River. The trail passes through a variety of environments ranging from stands of mature mixed conifers, open upland meadows, scab-rock flats, quaking aspen groves, rim-rocks, and dense stands of lodgepole pine. It was the earliest transportation link into the upper Sycan River drainage. The Hanan Trail crosses the divide between the Great Basin and the Pacific Ocean drainages on Bear Creek Rim. Distant scenic vistas are to be found from the trail at the summit of Bear Creek Rim. For approximately half of its length the Hanan Trail follows the upper Sycan River, a designated National Wild and Scenic River. 6640-foot elevation.

Horseglade Trailhead Campground

From Bly, travel Highway 140 west for 3.5 miles to the Ivory Pine County Road, Forest Service Road 30, and take a right. Continue on this road for 12 miles to Forest Road 27 and take a left onto Road 27. Continue on this road for 1.5 miles. The trailhead is on the right.Horseglade Trailhead Campground offers 2 campsites with fire rings, tables and toilet. Activities include birdwatching, fishing and Wildflower photography. This site accesses the "Woods Line", a Rails to Trails System. The trail follows Five Mile Creek.

Deming Creek Trailhead Camp

From Bly, travel east on Highway 140 for 1 mile and take a left onto Campbell Road. Follow this road for .5 miles and take a right onto Forest Service Road 34. Continue on this road for about 4 miles and take a left onto Forest Service Road 335. Stay on Forest Service Road 335 for another 2 miles to Forest Service Road 018 and take a right. Follow Forest Service Road the 018 for 2.7 miles to the trailhead. Deming Creek Trailhead Camp offers a few dispersed sites with fire rings and a toilet. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, fishing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing and wildflower photography. This site Accesses the Gearhart Mountain Wilderness Trail System. 5500' elevation.

SOUTHEAST REGION

NEW CAMPS

Donnelly Forest Camp

From Burns, travel south on Highway 20 for about 5 miles and take a right onto the Burns-Izee Road, County Road 127. Follow this road for about 18 miles to Forest Service Road #41 and take a left. Continue on Forest Service Road #41 for about 40 miles and take a right onto Forest Service Road 4340 then a short distance to the site. Donnelly Forest Camp is a small rustic campground offering a few sites with rock fire rings and toilet. 6000 feet elevation.

Boulder Springs Camp

From Burns, travel south on Highway 20 for about 5 miles and take a right onto the Burns-Izee Road, County Road 127. Follow this road for about 18 miles to Forest Service Road #41 and take a left. Continue on Forest Service Road #41 for about 40 miles and take a right onto Forest Service Road 4340. Continue on this road for about 1.5 miles and take a left onto a small spur road.Alder Springs Forest Camp offers a few sites with rock fire rings and Primitive toilet. This is a small rustic campground adjacent to a nice meadow.

Succor Creek

From Nyssa, travel south on Oregon Highway 201 for about 30 miles and bear off onto the Succor Creek Road. Follow this road for about 14 miles to the campground. Some stretches of Succor Creek Road will require you to slow to as little as 5 mph. It is not a well maintained road.Succor Creek Campground offers 18 sites with some tables, fire rings and toilet. The tents sites requiring a short, easy walk. This backcountry park has some of the most colorful and interesting rock formations in Oregon, a wonderland of pinnacles, buttresses, slides, spires, towers, and balanced rocks. The habitat is sagebrush steppes, with a riparian zone around Succor Creek. It supports a variety of reptiles and amphibians, mule deer, jackrabbits, coyotes, quail, chukar, rock dove, and a number of raptors. Succor Creek is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, with miles and miles of hiking trails. Open March to November, weather dependent.

NORTHEAST REGION

UPDATES

Murray Campground, page 122, now charges 6.00/night
Wickiup Campground, page 121, now charges 6.00/night
Winom Creek Campground, page 128, now charges 8.00/night
Oriental Creek Campground, page 130, now charges 8.00/night
Pearson Woods, page 130, has been decommissioned and is closed.
Sacajawea Campground, page 145, has been closed and is now a dispersed camp with no facilities.
Millers Lane Campground, page 134, now charges 6.00/night
McCully Forks Campground, page 135, now charges 6.00/night
Buck Creek Forest Camp, page 137, now charges 5.00/night
Eagle Forks Campground, page 137, now charges 5.00/night
River Campground, page 135, has been closed
Coalmine Hill Park, page 125, now charges $8.00 per night
Penland Lake, page 126, now charges $8.00 per night
Drift Wood, page 129, now charges $8.00 per night
Gold Dredge, page 129, now charges $8.00 per night

The following campgrounds on the Lostine River now charge $5.00 per night Walla Walla, page 148
Irondyke, page 149
Turkey Flat, page 149
Arrow, page 150
Shady, page 151

Williamson, page 147, now Charges $6.00 per night


NEW CAMPS

Head O'Boulder Forest Camp

From John Day travel east on US Highway 26 for approximately 15 miles to Austin Junction and bear left onto US Highway 7 . Follow this road for about 1 mile and take another left onto County Road 20. Continue on County Road 20 for approximately 14 miles and take a right onto Forest Service Road 45. Drive north on Forest Service Road 45 approximately 8 miles to Forest Service Road 4500-537 and take a right. Follow this road toward Indian Rock Lookout and this road will disect Head O'Boulder Forest Camp. The last section of this road is rough and I suggest a high clearance vehicle.This rustic and secluded camp offers 3 camp sites, with tables, fire rings and vault toilet and sits within the Vinegar Hill Indian Rock Scenic Area with trails leading out from campsite. 7000 foot elevation.

Billy Fields Campground

From Mt. Vernon, travel west on US Highway 26 for about 10 miles and take a left onto Forest Service Road 21, the Fields Creek Road. Continue on Forest Service Road 21 for about 6 miles to the Billy Fields Campground. Billy Fields Campground offers 4 camp sites with tables, fire grates and a vault toilet. There's a 6 horse tie-stall with manger and water for horses is available in adjacent Billy Fields Creek. Good access to Aldrich Mountain/pond and McClellan hiking/horse trail and stream. 420 foot elevation.

Oregon Mine Campground

From Mt Vernon, travel west on US Highway 26 for about 10 and take a left onto Forest Service Road 21, the Fields Creek Road. Follow Forest Service Road 21 to Forest Service Road 2170, take a right and continue on to the forest Camp. Oregon Mine Campground offers 5 camp sites with tables, fire rings, toilet and a buck and pole corral. A beautiful setting with big yellow pine, adjacent to a stream for fishing. Stock water is available in the adjacent Murderer's Creek. Be aware that wild horses roam in this area. 4300 foot elevation.

Four Corners Campground

From Ukiah Oregon, travel east on Highway 244 for approximately 20 miles to the sign for the Four Corners Sno Park. Turn left here towards the Sno Park. Follow this road past the Sno Park and drive approximately 30 yards to the entrance to the Four Corners Campground. The entrance is on the right side of the road.Four Corners Campground offers 2 campsites and a pit toilet high in the Blue Mountains. The primary attraction are the beavers and beaver dams on nearby Rancheria and Camas Creeks. 4200-foot elevation.

Umapine Campground

From Ukiah Oregon travel east on Highway 244, the Ukiah/Hilgard Highway for about 20 miles and take a right onto Forest Service Road 5160. Continue on this road for about 8 miles to the campground entrance on the right side of road.The Umapine Campground offers 3 group sites and 5 single sites with tables, fire rings and toilets. This camp is located west of Vey Meadows between Squaw and Umapine Creeks in a Ponderosa Pine Forest. This camp is sometimes used by OHV people.

Boulder Park Campground

From Baker City, travel north on Interstate 84 for 5 miles and take State 203 Highway, the Medical Srings Highway. Continue on this road for about 18 miles to Medical Springs. In Medical Springs turn right on Big Creek Road and travel 1.5 miles to Forest Service Road 67 where you want to take a left. Follow Forest Service Road 67 for about 14 miles to Forest Service Road 77 and take another left. Continue on Forest Service Road 77 another 0.5 miles to Forest Service Road 7755 where you take a right. Follow this road for about 3.5 miles to the site.Boulder Park Campground offers 10 sites with tables, fire rings and toilets. The campground is adjacent to the Wild and Scenic Eagle Creek offering beautiful views of the nearby Eagle Cap Wilderness and Wallowa Mountains. Developed as a horse camp for visitors using the wilderness trails, each campsite has facilities for holding stock overnight. There is a trailhead to access the Eagle Cap Wilderness. A stock loading ramp and corrals are available for those packing stock into the wilderness. 4900-foot elevation.

North Fork Catherine Creek Group Campground

From La Grande, Oregon travel south on Highway 203 for 14 miles towards the town of Union. In Union turn left on East Beakman Street and follow the signs to continue on Highway 203, the Medical Springs Highway. Continue on Highway 203 for about 11 miles and take a left onto the Catherine Creek Road, Forest Service Road 7785. Follow the Catherine Creek Road another 5.5 miles to the campground entrance sign on the right.North Fork Catherine Creek Group Campground offers 4 large campsites with tables, fire rings and toilets. A popular site in the summer months for those wanting to escape the heat, enjoy the sounds of the stream and view wildlife, or take a short hike along the creek.

Two Color Campground

From Baker City, travel north on Interstate 84 for 5 miles and take State 203 Highway, the Medical Srings Highway. Continue on this road for about 18 miles to Medical Springs. In Medical Springs turn right on Big Creek Road and travel 1.5 miles to Forest Service Road 67 where you want to take a left. Follow Forest Service Road 67 for about 14 miles to Forest Service Road 77 and take another left. Continue on Forest Service Road 77 another 0.5 miles to Forest Service Road 7755 where you take a right. Follow this road for about .5 miles to the site.Two Color Campground offers 14 sites with tables, fire rings and toilets. Located along the Wild and Scenic Eagle Creek, Two Color Campground is set amongst towering pine and spruce trees which offer cool shade in the summer months. Popular activites include fishing for stocked rainbow trout, and day hikes into the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Trailhead is located 3 miles up Forest Road 7755 road. 4800-foot elevation.



Idaho: New Free Campgrounds/Updates

PANHANDLE REGION

NEW CAMPS

McCroskey State Park

From Moscow, travel north for 26 miles near the Latah-Benewah county line, and turn west on Skyline Drive.

McCroskey State Park's highlight is an 18-mile skyline drive through the park on unimproved roads provides spectacular views of the rolling Palouse country and access to 32 miles of multi-purpose trails. Facilities include a group day use shelter, primitive camping areas and picnic areas along the road. The road is not recommended for large RVs and may be too rough for your family car. Five developed campsites available at the fireplace area and four at Iron Mountain, suitable for tents and pickup campers. Large motor homes and trailers would have a difficult time on the road.

Cedar Creek Campground

From St. Maries, Idaho travel 28 miles south and 3 miles north of Clarkia, on State Highway 3. The campground is accessed directly off of Highway 3.Cedar Creek Campground features 3 camp units, and vault toilets. There is no developed water so bring your own. Please observe Pack it In Pack it Out for your refuse. Attractions include fishing on the St. Maries River.

Telichpah Campground

From Avery, Idaho, travel 6 miles east and take a left onto the St. Joe Road, Forest Service Road 456. continue on another mile or so and turn south onto the Old Moon Pass Road. Follow this road to the camp. Telichpah Campground features 5 camp units and vault toilets. Please observe the Pack it In, Pack it Out refuse policy. There is no developed water. Trailers are not recommended. Attractions include fishing on the North Fork St. Joe River and nearby streams. Trailhead to Nelson Peak National Recreation Trail System.

Crater Peak

23 miles east of Clarkia, Idaho. From State Highway 3 at Clarkia, take Forest Road 301 east for 23 miles This is one of three primitive backcountry campsites along Forest Road 301 on the south side of the Grandmother Mountain WSA. There are tables, fire grates and a vault toilet along with good views!

Crater Lake

24 miles east of Clarkia, Idaho. From State Highway 3 at Clarkia, take Forest Road 301 east for 24 miles.

This is the second of three rustic camps on this road. There is a vault toilet, fire grates and tables. Camps are close to the road but pretty remote.

Orphan Point Saddle

About 26 miles east of Clarkia, Idaho. From Highway 3 at Clarkia, travel Forest Road 301 east for 26 miles. This is the third primitive backcountry camp site along Forest Road 301 on the south side of Grandmother Mountain WSA and serves as the trailhead for the Lookout Mountain and Delaney Creek Trails. There is a vault toilet, fire grates and tables. Camp sets in a nice forested area. All three of the above camps have a use season of July through September.

CENTRAL REGION

UPDATES

Glover Campground and Rackliff Campgrounds, on the Selway River now charge $5.00 per night. Almost free!

NEW CAMPS

Weitas Meadows Campground

From the town of Pierce travel 30 miles east on Forest Road 250.This camp has 6 sites with toilet, tables and fire grates. on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. Hiking trail from campground goes east to Bugle Point, Bear Butte, and beyond. Fishing is good for cutthroat trout. Swimming and wildlife watching are other activities in the area. no trailers. 2400-foot elevation.

Cedars Campground

From the town of Pierce, travel northeast on Forest Road 250 48 miles. Head north,staying on FR 250 and go 18 miles to campground.There are 5 campsites with toilet, tables and fire grates. on the North Fork of the Clearwater River and Long Creek. A loop of the Idaho Centennial trail passes by the campground, and other hiking/horse riding trails are nearby. Fishing for trout in the river. no trailers. 3800-foot elevation.

French Gulch Campground

From Elk City, travel west 7 miles to junction with Red River-Dixie Road # 222, then left on #222 for 11 miles to site.There are 2 large sites with fire rings and a toilet. French Gulch campground provides a good "base camp" for day trips to other areas of the Red River Ranger District. This is a roomy area, with plenty of parking available. It provides public fishing access on nearby Red River. French Gulch Creek flows through the campground.

Mackay Bar Campground

From Elk City, travel west 7 miles to junction with Red River-Dixie Road # 222, then left on #222 and continue past the Red River Ranger Station (now closed), through Dixie Town, past the Dixie Guard Station and to the Salmon River (approximately 44 miles south of the Red River Ranger Station). Turn left and continue approximately 0.5 mile to the campground.Resting near the north bank of the mighty Salmon River, Mackay Bar campground offers three campsites, tables and fire grates. Parking is limited. Access to this campground is via a very rough, winding road with many tight switchbacks. Low-range, 4-wheel drive is recommended, with no trailers. Note: Be considerate of adjacent private ownership. Be Aware of rattlesnakes and poison ivy!

Trapper Creek

From Elk City, travel west 7 miles to junction with Red River-Dixie Road # 222, then left on #222 Follow Road #222 past Red River Ranger Station (now closed) and continue approximately 4 miles to the camp area on the right.The Trapper Creek camp area provides one camp pad located in tall timber next to South Fork Red River, a toilet, fire ring and information board. The parking area serves as a snow park in the winter for on/off loading snowmobiles to access groomed snowmobile trails.

Whitewater Campground

From Elk City, travel west 7 miles to junction with Red River-Dixie Road # 222, then left on #222 Follow Road #222 past Red River Ranger Station (now closed) and continue approximately 3 miles to the junction with Road #1190. Turn east (left) onto Road #1190 and proceed to its junction with Road #421. Turn onto Road #421 and proceed to the end of it at the Salmon River and the campground (approximately 25 miles south of Red River Ranger Station).This remote campground and boating site rests on the north shore of the Salmon River. Access is via a rough road with many tight switchbacks, not recommended for vehicles towing trailers. The facilities include campsites, a toilet, two stock feed bunks, a boat dock (sand) and large parking area. No tables or fire grates are available.

Rocky Bluff Campground

From Riggins, travel north on Highway 95 for about 22 miles and take a right onto the Slate Creek Road. It comes up quick so beware. In about .5 miles you’ll come to a junction with the Nut Basin Road and you want to bear left. Keep going for a mile or so and then take a hard right onto Forest Service Road 354. This road is easy to miss, so if you find yourself back on the highway, just turn around and you’ll see the sign on the left this time. Follow this road for about 19 miles up Slate Creek Road #354 from its junction with Highway 95 to its junction with the Grangeville Salmon Road #221. Take a right here and go about one mile to the campground access at the bridge crossing Slate Creek.This camp offers 4 campsites with picnic tables, fireplaces and toilet. Site has units with parking. Campground area does not offer adequate room to maneuver towed trailers much longer than 15 feet but pickup campers and mini-motor homes would have little difficulty.
This camp borders the Gospel Hump Wilderness. A hiking trail from the campground heads south, skirting the edge of the wilderness. A trailhead into the wilderness is northeast of the campground. Fishing in Slate Creek. Interesting side trips include visiting the Old Adams Ranger Station and driving Forest Road 221 to the Upper Gospel Lake Viewpoint and the Square Mountain Viewpoint, both of which command expansive views of the wilderness. FR#463 offers access to old mining areas of Florence Basin. Enjoy fishing in season.

Shiefer Campground

From McCall, travel north on Forest Road 21 for about 35 miles, turns gravel at about 20 miles, then east on Forest Road 340 for another 15 or so miles to the site just past the South Fork Guard Station. You will travel through the town of Secesh and Warren Idaho. Warren is a great place to stop and see old past historic mining houses and sites. Plan on 2-3 hours to get to Shiefer CG from McCall. This Undeveloped campground on the Salmon River offers 5 sites with tables, fire grates and vault toilets with views of the South Fork canyon country all around. Trails lead along the river into the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. A shorter trail leads to Pilot Peak lookout. Please pack out your trash. This campground takes several hours to reach by car from McCall and is not serviced on a regular basis. Other activities are fishing, scenic driving, picnicing, and wildlife watching. Elevation 3050 feet.

Brundage Reservoir

From McCall, Travel 5 miles northwest on Highway 55 to Goose Lake Road and take a right. Continue on this road for 9 miles and turn right at the fork that heads to Brundage Reservoir. Campsites are located along the reservoir edge. Brundage Reservoir offers several dispersed campsites suitable for tent or small RV camping. Fishing is great at the reservoir so bring your fishing pole. Small motor boats are allowed on the reservoir. No tables available, but there are several fire rings and a restroom. Open Season: July 4th - September 30th.

Granite Lake Camping Area

From McCall, follow Highway 55 and take a right at the turn-off to Brundage Mountain Resort. Continue on this road past Brundage Resort and then past Brundage reservoir to the fork in the road at Sader Meadows. Take the right fork, Forest Service Road 446 about 3 miles and you arrive at Granite Lake. The road ends at this point.This is a rustic dispersed campground with 7 sites located next to Granite Lake. Several trails leave from this camping area. Sites have tables and fire rings and there is one restroom. The road to the site is not suitable for large RVs, 4 wheel drive is recommended to access Granite Lake. Most suited for tent camping.

Goose Lake Camping Area

From McCall, follow Highway 55 and take a right at the turn-off to Brundage Mountain Resort. Continue on this road past the ski area and at the "y" at Grundage reservoir bear left onto Forest Service Road 257. Continue on past Grouse Campground, fee, to the campsites along Goose Lake and Goose Lake Road.A group of dispersed camping spots located along Goose Lake and Goose Lake road. Sites are not developed, nor are they designed for large RVs. Several fire rings and outhouses are located along this section of camp sites.

SOUTHWEST REGION

UPDATES

Banner Creek and Bench Creek Campgrounds, page 85, now charge $5.00 per night.

Flat Rock Campground, page 87, now charges $10.00 per night.

Blind Creek Campground, page 87, now charges $5.00 per night

Pioneer Campground, page 108, is now a fee campground.

NEW CAMPS

Mosquito Flat Reservoir

From Challis, travel 13 miles west on Forest Road 070 then 4 miles north on FR 080 to the site.This camp offers 11 campsites,including 2 double sites. There are views of the water and surrounding mountains adjacent to Mosquito Flat reservoir. There are also 3 picnic sites on the shore of the reservoir. Yankee Fork Trail (#147) provides hiking/horse riding access to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness which is about 2 miles west of the reservoir. Canoeing, fishing, and boating on the lake. Scenic driving on the Custer Motorway, picnicing, and wildlife watching. 7000-foot elevation.

Morse Creek

From Challis, travel 17 miles north on US 93 to Ellis then 10 miles southeast on Farm to Market Road and take a left onto The Morse Creek Road, Forest Road 094. Continue on another 6 miles to the camp.There are 3 campsites on Morse Creek. Fishing for trout in the creek, and an interpretive nature trail from the campground. Longer trails go to the northeast and northwest along creeks. Mountain biking, hiking, and horse riding. 6500-foot elevation.

Big Creek

From Challis, travel 17 miles north on US 93 to Ellis then 28 miles south on Farm to Market Road and take a left onto Forest Road 097. From there it's about 4 miles to the site.Here there are 3 campsites at the confluence of the North and South Forks of Big Creek. Trails from the campground follow each creek for several miles. Activities include fishing, hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking. 6600-foot elevation.

Bald Mountain Campground

From Idaho City, travel 1 mile north on Idaho State Highway 21, and take a right onto Forest Service road 304. Continue on for 6 miles and go right onto Forest Service Road 203 and in 1 more mile arrive at the site.This camp offers 4 campsites with tables, fire rings and a vault toilet in a secluded and forested area. A trail from the campground goes east to the Middle Fork of the Boise River. Another Trail from the fire lookout south of the campground follows Cottonwood Creek south. Hiking and mountain biking. 6000-foot elevation.

Johnson Creek Campground

From Idaho City, travel 18 miles Idaho State Highway 21 and take a right onto Forest Service Road 384. Continue on this road for 3.5 miles and bear left onto Forest Service Road 312. Follow this road for 27.5 miles and into camp. Note: Forest Service Road 312 requires a high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicle. Johnson Creek Campground is set near the Graham Guard Station. There are 3 campsites with tables, fire rings and a vault toilet. This camp sets on the North Fork of the Boise River.There is fishing in the river for whitefish, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout. A trailhead at the campground accesses an extensive trail system, part of which enters the Sawtooth Wilderness. Trails outside the wilderness, including the one that borders the boundary, are open to mountain bikes and two wheeled ATVs as well as to horses and hikers. 5600-foot elevation.

Tailwaters Campground

From Mountain Home, travel north on State Highway 20 for about 25 and take a left onto the Anderson Dam road. The site is located on the west shore of Anderson Ranch Reservoir situated near the spillway by the dam. There are 3 campsites with tables, fire rings and a vault toilet. Fishing and picnicing. Other lake activities include boating, fishing, waterskiing, swimming, and canoeing. 4200ft elevation.

Skeleton Creek Campground

From Fairfield, travel north for 18 miles on Forest Service Road 094 then take a right onto Forest Service Road 227 and continue on about 16 miles to the site.Skeleton Creek Campground offers 5 campsites with tables, fire rings and a toilet, on the South Fork of the Boise River. A trail to the north, along Skeleton Creek, accesses a massive network of trails which can be explored in loop trips of varying length. 5300-foot elevation.

Copper Creek Campground

From Bellevue, take the Muldoon Canyon Road east for about 25 miles and then north on Forest Service Road 134 for about 10 miles to site.Copper Creek Campground offers 5 sites with tables, fire grates and a vault toilet. The campsites set in a canyon carved by Copper Creek. This area is accessible for a season that varies between May through October. Fishing is available in area streams and there is a trailhead located at the end of Forest Road #130. This trail extends north into the Challis National Forest. 6,400-foot elevation.

Bear Gulch Campground

From Twin Falls, travel US Highway 93 west and then south 27 miles to Foothills Road and take a left. Continue on this road for about 8 miles and take another left on forest Service Road 500. Follow this road another 9 miles to Forest Service Road 513 and go left to the site. Bear Gulch Campground offers 8 individual sites and 1 group site with tables, toilets and fire rings. The area is suitable for trailer and tent camping. A short trail from the campground goes to the Shoshone Wildlife Pond which is fenced to provide habitat for bird and wildlife species. Fishing is available in the creek and pond. For equestrians, there is a barrier-free stock loading ramp and corral near the campground. This is a winter play area from December to March for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. At 5,960-foot elevation, this area is accessible for a season that varies usually with between May and October.

Birch Glen Picnic and Campground

From Hansen, which is a little south and east of Twin Falls, travel south on 3800 E. for about ten miles where it turns into forest road 515. From here it's about 8.5 miles. Birch Glen Picnic and Campground is composed of 3 individual units and it is best suited for day use. It is a non-fee, non-reservation campground. The area is suitable for tents and there is limited space for motor homes and trailers. The area is accessible for a season that varies usually between June and October. Amenities include handicapped accessible toilets, however no water is available.

Third Fork Trailhead Picnic and Campground

From From Hansen, which is a little south and east of Twin Falls, travel south on 3800 E. for about ten miles where it turns into forest road 515. From here it's about 13.5 miles. Third Fork Trailhead Picnic and Campground area offers 5 primitive sites with fire rings and an accessible vault toilet. This area is suitable for motor homes and trailers and best suited for day use. There is a barrier free stock loading ramp and corral. Two trails lead south from here, one along Rock Creek and one through Wahlstrom Hollow. 5200-foot elevation.

Black Lake Campground

From Council, travel northwest on the Hornet Creek Road Forest Service Road 002. Continue north on this road for about 20 miles past Lafferty Campground then another 5 or so miles to the Community of Bear. After passing through Bear continue north on Forest Service Road 105 (gravel road suitable for passenger cars) and watch for the split in the road. Stay right on Forest Service Road 105, do not enter the Bear Work Center. Continue on Forest Service Road 105 for about .5 miles to the intersection with Forest Service Road 112. From here take Forest Service Road 112 heading north/northwest past Smith Mountain Lookout to the end of this road at Black Lake Campground. The access road to the campground is steep and rough, and is not recommended for RVs, trailers or low clearance vehicles.Black Lake Campground offers 4 designated tent sites with tables, fire rings and toilets. Located on the edge of Black Lake and adjacent to the Hells Canyon Wilderness, the site is popular for visitors wanting an truly 'off-the-beaten-path' recreational experience.



SOUTHEAST REGION

NEW CAMPS

Marijuana Flat Campground

From Preston, ID, head south on US-91 for 4.7 miles. Turn left at E Cub River Rd for 4 miles. Marijuana Flat Campground has 10 single units and toilets are provided.

Pine Bar Campground

From Soda Springs, travel 44 miles north on ID 34 to the camp on the right.Pine Bar Campground is set on Tincup Creek. There are 5 single units, 1 double site with tables, fire grates, restrooms, and a day use picnic area. This campground is in the midst of an extensive trail system. The area is known for its historic mining activity, although few traces remain. 6300-foot elevation.

Tincup Campground

From Soda Springs travel 51 miles north on ID 34. This site has 5 single units with toilets, tables and fire grates set on Tincup Creek. The campground is located in the midst of an extensive trail system. There is a hiking trail from the campground along Haderlie Creek, which can be done as a loop, or as a longer adventure to Caribou City. 5800-foot elevation.

Bennett Springs Campground

From Malta, travel west and north on State Highway 77 for 11 miles then 5 miles west on Forest Service Road 549.Bennett Springs Campground offers 6 sites with table and chemical toilets. This is a primitive, non-fee campground located in the Albion Mountains. Fishing is available in the springs. Sites are handicapped accessible. The campground is well suited for tent camping. Picnicing and scenic driving in the area. At 7500-feet elevation, this area is accessible for a season that varies usually between June through October.

Howell Canyon Campground

From Malta, travel west and north on State Highway 77 for 11 miles then 5.1 miles west on Forest Service Road 549.Howell Canyon Campground/sno-park has 2 campsites in the Albion Mountains with tables and toilet. You can fish in Howell Creek. There is also a winter shelter and warming hut for snowmobilers and hunters. Hiking and snowmobiling trail goes from the warming hut to Mt. Harrison Lookout. 7,000-feet elevation.

Mill Flat Campground

From Twin Falls, travel about 35 miles east on Interstate Highway 84 and at the junction with Interstate 86, continue on highway 84. Keep going another 8 miles or so and take exit 228 and go east on Yale Road. Continue on for about 5 miles and go right onto the Haigler Canyon Road. Follow this road to where the pavement ends and bear to the left onto the North Haigler Canyon Road, Forest Service Road 565. Continue on for another 7 miles to the site.Mill Flat Campground has 7 campsites with tables, fire grates and toilets set within a canyon of the Sublett Range. The campground is well suited for trailer and tent camping. Visitors can fish for trout in the stream and explore the mountains canyon by canyon on the extensive trail system. Sites are in an open area near a creek in North Heglar Canyon. This range has a few stands of Douglas fir and lots of wide-open meadows. Trails and old logging roads are open to hiking, horse riding and mountain biking. Enjoy scenic driving, watching for various big game wildlife, or picnicing. The area is also used in the winter by snowmobilers. At 5500-foot elevation, this area is accessible for a season that varies usually between June through October.

Sublett Campground

From From Twin Falls, travel about 35 miles east on Interstate Highway 84 and at the junction with Interstate 86, continue on highway 84. Continue on this highway for another 25 miles and take exit 245 and travel east 13 miles on the Sublett Road around the north end of Sublett Reservoir. Sublett Campground is located two miles from Sublett Reservoir. Sublett Campground has 9 individual sites on Sublett Creek with tables, fire grates and toilets. The campground is well suited for tent and trailer camping. There is access to Sublett Reservoir from the north shore. You can explore the Sublette Range via the forest roads and trails by hiking or horse riding. A boat ramp provides access to the river and lake for motorized and non-motorized boating. This area is accessible for a season that varies usually between June through November. 5500-foot elevation.




























 

 

 
 


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