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Curlew National Grassland

Idaho



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CAMPGROUND NAME: Curlew

VISIT DATE: 06/10/2009

UPDATE DATE: 5/18/2016

STATE: Utah

REGION: Intermountain

RANGER DISTRICT: Westside

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Snowville

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Snowville, UT, at intersection of I-84 and Stone Rd. (Exit 7),
take Stone Rd. north 6.7 miles to campground sign.  Turn left at
sign onto Rt. 22500 West (dirt) and go 0.8 miles to campground.

Note: (1)Stone Rd. becomes Rt. 23000 West at Idaho/Utah border.
(2) The campground is physically located 
in Idaho.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 4,600 feet.

This pack it in/pack it out campground is adjacent to the man-
made, spring-fed, Stone Reservoir.  The Reservoir holds water to
irrigate the surrounding farms so its level drops as summer
progresses.  The campground has three unnamed sections.  One
section is a small loop on the east side of Stone Reservoir with
campsite nearest the dam.  The only reserveable campsites are
located in this section.  The second section has the campground's
only pull-thru sites and is located near the boat ramp.  These
sites have no shade but can easily accommodate a recreational
vehicle with boat-trailer.  The third section is also a small
loop on the lake's east shore.  Campsites are adjacent to and
have easy access to the lake.  Boats might be tied up along these
sites.  Each campsite in the loops have a ramada (sun shelter)
and all sites feature a manicured lawn.  The lack of trees means
privacy is fair and the views outstanding.  The water, trees, and
shrubs attract lots of birds making this campground good for
bird watching.  

A reminder of the time when attempts were made to remove the
sagebrush, can be found next to the Group Camping Area - an
anchor chain (well over 100 ft.) was pulled behind a couple of
tractors when "chaining the field."  It was reported this method
worked only on "the big stuff."  Pieces of railroad rails were
welded to the chain to help in the sagebrush removal.  The
authors interviewed a 78 year old rancher who helped build the
"sage remover."

Possible day trips:  Stone Rodeo, July 24th, Welsh Festival in
Malad City, UT, and July 4th celebrations in either Stone or
Malad City.  Look for old cemeteries of homesteading families in the area 
- see www.forestcamping.com/dow/pictures/pictures.htm#curlew for the
GPS coordinates of one of them.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open Memorial Day through October 31.

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): 13
   
   Total Sites: 13

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

No. Tables on Sites: 13
No. Grilles on Sites: 13
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 2
Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 52'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel and all about the same size

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

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7
  No. Threaded: 7

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: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Stone Reservoir is 138 acres when full.  It is used for
irrigation purposes; level will drop during summer.

HIKING - No

FISHING   
Rainbow trout, Largemouth bass, Crappie and Perch



Fred and Suzi Dow