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CAMPGROUND NAME: Beaver Creek

VISIT DATE: 08/04/2001

UPDATE DATE:  5/19/2016

STATE: Idaho

REGION: Intermountain

RANGER DISTRICT: Challis-Yankee Fork

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Stanley

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Stanley, ID, at the intersection of State Rts. 75 and 21, take
Rt. 21 west 18.9 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 831).  Turn
right at sign, then immediately turn right again onto a one-lane
dirt road (with turnouts) and go 0.3 miles to a "Y" intersection. 
Bear left and go 1.9 miles to campground sign.  Turn right into
campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6,500 ft.

This is a quiet, scenic campground on the banks of Beaver Creek
and located near the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. 
Most of the camp sites back up to and overlook the creek.  About
half of them are in the open.  Although Lodgepole pines provide
some shade, the grass understory and closeness of the camp sites
provide little privacy.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open June 1 through October 15

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $10 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10
   
   Total Sites: 10

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 10
No. Grilles on Sites: 10
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 40'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  A Forest Service RV waste station
is available for a donation at the Stanley Ranger District Office, 
4.5 miles south of Stanley, ID off State Rt. 75.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
The water spigot is a hand pump.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Beaver Creek Trail (foot & horse) - 14 miles
   Provides access to a network of trails in the Frank  	     
   Church-River of No Return Wilderness.  There are pole
   stalls with feed troughs at trail head.

FISHING   
Rainbow trout - catch and release

CAMPGROUND NAME: Boundary Creek VISIT DATE: 08/14/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Middle Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Stanley RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Stanley, ID, at the intersection of State Rts. 75 and 21, take Rt. 21 west 21.7 miles to Boundary Creek sign. Turn right at sign onto a dirt road and go 9.6 miles to an intersection with Boundary Cr/Dagger Falls sign (Forest Rt. 568). Turn right onto Rt. 568 and go 9.7 miles to another intersection. Turn left and go 1.1 miles to campground on left. NOTE: Forest Rt. 568 is rocky and rough in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,800 ft. This attractive, small campground is popular with campers as a staging point for floating the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. It is a single loop through a pleasant stand of Lodgepole pine and a few other conifers. While "boaters" like this campground for its convenience to the river, hikers also use it as a base camp for exploring the surrounding Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 15. No potable water after September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 33' Comments: The parking aprons are fine gravel. Besides tent campers, the campground is best suited for small RVs. A Forest Service RV waste station is available for a donation at the Stanley Ranger District Office, 4.5 miles south of Stanley, ID off State Rt. 75. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is 0.2 miles from the campground. The boat ramp or put-in is a wooden ski jump-like structure that reaches down to the river. A permit is required to access the river. HIKING - No Comments: The campground is convenient to Transfer Camp's Middle Fork Trail into the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (foot & horse) - 77.9 miles FISHING Cutthroat trout - catch and release

CAMPGROUND NAME: Iron Bog VISIT DATE: 08/15/2000 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Lost River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mackay RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mackay, ID, take US Rt. 93 south 15 miles to Iron Bog C.G./Antelope Rd. signs. Turn left at signs onto Antelope Rd. and go 11.2 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Antelope Rd., and go another 13.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: After 4 miles, Antelope Rd. becomes gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,500 ft. The campground is a single loop with one spur on a sage-covered bluff above Iron Bog Creek. Except for camping sites along the creek, the remaining campsites are under-maintained. The parking aprons on the under-maintained sites are hardly visible because of heavy growth of sagebrush. Most sites are in the open, but some shade is provided by Douglas fir trees and several sites have ramada-style picnic tables. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 30 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 41' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel with some covered with weed and sagebrush. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. According to the Forest Service, the water is rust colored but safe to drink. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lola Creek VISIT DATE: 08/04/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Challis-Yankee Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Stanley RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Stanley, ID, at the intersection of State Rts. 75 and 21, take Rt. 21 west 18.9 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 831). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 831 (dirt) and go 0.9 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,400 ft. The campground, in a dense stand of Lodgepole pine, stretches along the cold and clear Marsh Creek. Some camp sites are near the creek, but none overlook it. The campground has a wilderness feel, without the inconvenience, and is within 300 yards of Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. This is a nice base camp for hiking into the wilderness. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 15 through September 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 45' Comments: A Forest Service RV waste station is available for a donation at the Stanley Ranger District Office, 4.5 miles south of Stanley, ID off State Rt. 75. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Marsh Creek Trail (foot & horse) - 12 miles Provides access to a network of trails in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. There are pole stalls with feed troughs at trail head. FISHING Rainbow trout (catch and release)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mosquito Flat VISIT DATE: 08/03/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Challis-Yankee Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Challis RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Chalis, ID, at the intersection of State Rt. 75 and Main St., take Main St. west 5.1 miles to the pavement's end at a "Y" intersection (Custer Motorway). Bear right onto Custer Motorway (dirt) and go 8.3 miles to "Mosquito Flat Res" sign. Turn right at sign and go 3.5 miles to "Challis Cr Lakes" sign (Forest Rt. 091). Turn left at sign and go 0.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,180 ft. The campground, located above and alongside the Mosquito Flat Reservoir, is comprised of three unnamed sections. The first section, overlooking the reservoir with views of the mountains, has five camp sites. The second section is below and across the road on the left with four camp sites and is the most heavily wooded. The third section is 0.1 miles below the first two sections along the shore of the reservoir and has two camp sites. Both sites are in the open and have views of the reservoir and surrounding mountains. Lodgepole pines dominate the campground with grass understory and it is pack it in, pack it out. This is an attractive campground with access to it via the Custer Motorway with interpretive signs along the way. Custer Motorway was built in 1879 as a toll road from Challis to Bonanza. Its prime purpose was for hauling freight for the various mine operations. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) reconstructed the road which was then named Custer Motorway. It is dirt and mostly single-lane - a good day trip is to continue on to Bonanza. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No Charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 32' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Travel trailers are not recommended in the third section. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is available in Challis, ID at the Cenex gas station - $4 fee. Another waste station is available, with potable water and no fee, at Land of the Yankee Fork Interpretive Center, just south of Challis at intersection of State Rt. 75 and US Rt. 93. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Mosquito Flat Reservoir is 25 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Park Creek VISIT DATE: 08/21/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Lost River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ketchum RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Ketchum, ID (downtown), at intersection of State Rt. 75 (Main St.) and Sun Valley Rd. (sign to Sun Valley), go north on Sun Valley Rd. (no sign) for 13.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: Sun Valley Rd. becomes dirt, rocky, rough, and steep in 9.4 miles. At this point, the road climbs dramatically for 2.8 miles to Trail Creek Summit where it levels off to the campground. Although mostly two-lane up to the summit, the road is not RV friendly. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,800 ft. The campground, adjacent to a River willow-covered marsh area and Summit Creek, is a single loop in a stand of Lodgepole pine and spruce. There are some nice vistas of the mountains - good place to get away from the summer heat. Although there is little understory and middlestory, well spaced camp sites provide good privacy. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and rocky. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at the Forest Service Sawtooth National Recreation Area Headquarters Office, 6.1 miles north of Ketchum, ID on State Rt. 75 - fee is a donation. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Phi Kappa VISIT DATE: 08/21/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Lost River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ketchum RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Ketchum, ID (downtown), at intersection of State Rt. 75 (Main St.) and Sun Valley Rd. (sign to Sun Valley), go north on Sun Valley Rd. (no sign) for 15.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: Sun Valley Rd. becomes dirt, rocky, rough and steep in 9.4 miles. At this point, the road climbs dramatically for 2.8 miles to Trail Creek Summit where it levels off to the campground. Although mostly two-lane up to the summit, the road is not RV friendly. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. This attractive, underused campground is configured as a spur leading into a loop. Lodgepole pine is the dominant vegetation with little understory and middlestory providing fair privacy, but good vistas of the surrounding mountains, meadows and a marsh. Phi Kappa Creek runs through the marsh. Some parking aprons are overgrown with weeds and other vegetation. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 22 through September 30 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. A Forest Service RV waste station is available for a donation at the Stanley Ranger District Office, 4.5 miles south of Stanley, ID off State Rt. 75. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. The water is naturally rust colored, but is safe to drink. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pole Flat VISIT DATE: 08/07/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Challis-Yankee Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clayton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clayton, ID, take State Rt. 75 west 20.3 miles to Sunbeam sign (Forest Rt. 013). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 013 and go 3.1 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,200 ft. The campground is a single loop in a stand of Lodgepole pines. The Yankee Fork to the main Salmon River is within an easy walk from the campground and can be heard throughout. Privacy beteen camp sites is good. Interesting day trips from the campground are to the Yankee Fork Dredge and ghost towns of Custer and Bonanza. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Some aprons are not level. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Starhope VISIT DATE: 08/05/2000 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Lost River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mackay RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mackay, ID, take US Rt. 93 north 15.4 miles to Trail Creek Rd. sign. Turn left at sign and go 18.7 miles to Copper Basin/Wildhorse signs (Forest Rt. 135). Turn left onto Rt. 135 and go 2.2 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 135, and go 16.3 miles to an intersection at the Copper Basin Guard Station (Copper Basin Loop Road). Turn right onto Copper Basin Loop Road and go 8.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: The last 33.7 miles are unpaved. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,000 ft. Built by the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) in the 1970s, this remote and rustic campground offers campers a heavily wooded environment far from the crowds. The campground is composed of a spur above the Starhope Creek and a large loop below. Although no horse facilities are provided in the campground, a stock loading platform and hitching rails are available at the campground's entrance. Lodgepole pine provide ample shade and although there is little understory and middlestory, camping sites are well spaced providing good privacy. The access roads to the campground are very scenic making the long drive enjoyable. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 30 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 46' Comments: The parking aprons are rock and dirt. Some parking aprons have low overhanging branches. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The wheelchair friendly vault is located in the upper spur. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Timber Creek VISIT DATE: 08/14/2000 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Lost River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mackay RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mackay, ID, take US Rt. 93 south 7.3 miles to Forest Access/Pass Creek sign (3900W). Turn left onto 3900W (gravel) and go 22.1 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left and go 6.6 miles to an intersection. Turn left and go 0.3 miles to Sawmill Canyon sign. Bear right at sign and go 13.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.5 miles to campground. NOTE: 3900W becomes Forest Rt. 122 after 4.8 miles. The road is gravel and often single-lane with turnouts. Because of the road surface expect total drive to take 2.5 hours. Also because of the road surface, bring spare tire and tire changing tools. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,000 ft. The campground, located in a stand of mixed conifer trees beside Timber Creek, is composed of one large and one small loop. Although no horse facilities are located in or near the campground, a stock loading platform is found in the smaller loop near a gate in a fence surrounding the campground. The campground is well-suited for large gatherings. It is heavily wooded but has little privacy between most camping sites. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, has a rustic and wilderness feel. The drive to campground is scenic with dispersed camping possible along the way. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 20 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 33' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and rock. Low overhanging branches may limit RV parking at some camping sites. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brook and Bull (catch and release) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tin Cup VISIT DATE: 08/03/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Middle Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clayton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clayton, ID, take State Rt. 75 west 20.4 miles to Sunbeam sign (Forest Rt. 013). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 013 and go 5.6 miles to pavement's end. Continue straight onto gravel and dirt road for another 3 miles to River of No Return Wilderness sign and an intersection just past the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge (Forest Rt. 172). Turn left onto Rt. 172 (dirt) and go 4.4 miles to another intersection. Continue straight, staying on Rt. 172, for 16.6 miles to a "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 007). Bear right onto Rt. 007 and go 2.6 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right and go 1.2 miles to campground. NOTE: The last 24.8 miles are single-lane (with turnouts), rough and rocky in places. Numerous switchbacks and vertical drops give this route a "white knuckle" classification. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,800 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, is located on a bluff overlooking Loon Creek in a pleasant stand of Douglas fir. Widely spaced camp sites provide good privacy, even though the primary understory is grass. Although no horses are permitted in the campground, hitching rails and small pole stalls with feed troughs are located just across the road and within sight of several camp sites. It is a long drive to this campground that is tucked into the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, but well worth it. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open July 1 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 13 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Loon Creek Trail (foot & horse) - 22 miles FISHING Cutthroat and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wildhorse VISIT DATE: 08/15/2000 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Lost River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mackay RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mackay, ID, take US Rt. 93 north 15.4 miles to Trail Creek Rd. sign. Turn left at sign and go 18.7 miles to Copper Basin/Wildhorse sign (Forest Rt. 135). Turn left onto Rt. 135 and go 2.2 miles to a "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 136). Bear right onto Rt. 136 and go 5.9 miles to campground. NOTE: The last 15 miles is unpaved and single-lane with few turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,400 ft. The campground is a large single loop with most camping sites located along the Wildhorse Creek side of the loop. A few sites are adjacent to the creek and all are within walking distance of the creek. The sites are shaded by Lodgepole pines with some other conifers and Aspen trees mixed in. Although there is no understory, the camping sites are widely spaced providing good privacy. The campground is quiet with pleasant views of the rugged Copper Basin landscape. The drive to campground is scenic with dispersed camping possible along the way. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 22 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 44' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel and the interior road is rough. One camping site can accommodate more than one RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Comments: The campground is convenient to the 2.5-mile foot only Boulder Creek Trail #057. FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout




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