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CAMPGROUND NAME: Corn Creek

VISIT DATE: 07/28/2001

UPDATE DATE: 5/21/2016

STATE: Idaho

REGION: Intermountain

RANGER DISTRICT: North Fork

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: North Fork

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In North Fork, ID, at "Shoup 17" sign, turn west onto Forest Rt.
030 (unmarked) and go 46.2 miles to "camping" sign.  Turn left at
sign into campground.

NOTE: Pavement ends after 16.9 miles and becomes a river-hugging,
single-lane dirt road with turnouts.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 3,400 ft.

The campground, located on the north side of the Wild and Scenic
Salmon River and west side of Corn Creek, is a large single loop
in a stand of Ponderosa pines.  The Frank Church River of No
Return Wilderness is on two sides of the campground.  Most camp
sites either overlook the river or creek.  The campground is
considered a preparation and launch point for campers exploring
the wilderness.  A few equestrian facilities are available
outside the campground but horses are not permitted in the
campground. The drive to the campground is scenic with several
cafes along the way.  It is pack it in, pack it out.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: Yes

Seasonal Comment:
Services provided only from June 1 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): 17
   
   Total Sites: 17

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

No. Tables on Sites: 17
No. Grilles on Sites: 17
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 40'

Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt.  With the exception of a few shorter
aprons, most of them are about the same size.  An RV waste
station with potable water is available on Forest Rt. 030, 0.8
west of US Rt. 93 - no fee.  Turn west at the "Shoup 17" sign
(Forest Rt. 030, not marked) from US Rt. 93 in North Fork, ID

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: 0

Comments:
The water spigot is a hand pump.

WATER SPORTS
Lake: No
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): Yes
Kayaking (whitewater): Yes

Comments:
Boating on the Wild and Scenic Salmon River.

HIKING
River Trail (foot and horse) - 12 miles

FISHING   
Brook and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cougar Point VISIT DATE: 07/30/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/21/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salmon/Cobalt NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Salmon RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Salmon, ID, take US Rt. 93 south 4.7 miles to "Williams Lk" sign. Turn rignt at sign and go 0.7 miles to another Williams Lake sign. Turn left after sign and go 1.6 miles to still another Williams Lake sign. At this sign, continue straight through the intersection and go 8 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: The last 6.4 miles are dirt and becomes Forest Rt. 21. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. The campground paralles Forest Rt. 21 with a three-site loop at one end. The camp sites vary from those tucked into a stand of Aspen to a couple on grassy flats surrounded by Douglas fir. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) influence can still be seen in the inoperable water fountains, stone pavilion, and campgrounds configuration. Although the middle part is not particularly RV friendly, either end has widely spaced camp sites where good privacy is provided. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $4 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. The interior road has close-growing trees with a steep, rough stretch, making it not travel trailer friendly. There is an RV waste station, without potable water, at a Sinclair gas station, south end of Salmon, ID on US Rt. 93. The fee is $1 with fill-up or $3 without. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING End Meadows Trail #022 (foot & mountain bike) - 2.5 miles Provides access to the Williams Creek trail system. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Ebenezer VISIT DATE: 07/28/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/21/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: North Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: North Fork RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In North Fork, ID, at "Shoup 17" sign, turn west onto Forest Rt. 030 (unmarked) and go 34.5 miles to campground (no sign). The campground is on both sides of Forest Rt. 030. NOTE: Pavement ends after 16.9 miles and becomes a river-hugging, single-lane dirt road with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,400 ft. The campground, on the north side of the Wild and Scenic Salmon River, is separated by Forest Rt. 030. The section on the north side of the road stretches slightly up a slope next to a creek and is the location of several fruit-bearing apricot trees. The camp sites in this section are best suited for tents. The lower or southern section of the campground can accommodate both RVs and tents. Although this section sits on a bluff above the river, none of the camp sites have a clear view of the river. Both sections have a panoramic view of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. A bit further west from the campground is the M.T. Saddle Saloon which offers cool, refreshing beverages and some "local color." The campground is the location of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Ebenezer Bar Camp F-401. Some cement foundations remain in and around the campground. The enrollees from this camp built Forest Rt. 030 as well as picnic areas and campgrounds. There are interpretive signs at the campground explaining the CCC involvement. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided only from June 1 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 5 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: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 18' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with potable water is available on Forest Rt. 030, 0.8 west of US Rt. 93 - no fee. Turn west at the "Shoup 17" sign (Forest Rt. 030, not marked) from US Rt. 93 in North Fork, ID 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 Comments: Boating on the Wild and Scenic Salmon River. The river is not accessible from campground. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Twin Creek VISIT DATE: 08/01/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/21/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: North Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: North Fork RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From North Fork, ID, take US Rt. 93 north 16.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto a gravel road and go 0.5 miles to "camping" sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,400 ft. The campground is comprised of two loops, A and B, in a dense stand of mixed conifers above Twin Creek. Although some camp sites are near the creek, it cannot be seen from the campground. Loop A, the smaller more compact loop, has some magnificent, large Ponderosa pines. It also has a more rugged feel to it. Loop B stretches out in an oblong shape with several pull- throughs giving it a more spacious feel. Douglas fir dominate this loop with many of them drapped with a lichen called "Grandfather's Beard." Convenient to US Rt. 93 with easy in-out access, this is a very attractive campground for an overnight stay. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day through Labor Day 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): 38 Total Sites: 38 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 38 No. Grilles on Sites: 38 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with potable water is available on Forest Rt. 030, 0.8 west of US Rt. 93 - no fee. Turn west at the "Shoup 17" sign (Forest Rt. 030, not marked) from US Rt. 93 in North Fork, ID. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 3 Comments: Loop A has the only wheelchair friendly toilet. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Cutthroat, Rainbow and Steelhead trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wallace Lake VISIT DATE: 07/30/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/21/2016 STATE: Idaho REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salmon/Cobalt NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Salmon RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Salmon, ID, take US Rt. 93 north 2.9 miles to Stormy Peak Rd and Wallace Lake sign. Turn left after sign, before bridge over Salmon River, and go 0.6 miles to a "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 023). Bear left onto Rt. 023 (gravel) and go 11.6 miles to Wallace Lake sign just before an intersection. Turn left at intersection and go 3.9 miles to a "Wallace Lake Campground sign." Turn left at sign and go 1 mile to campground. NOTE: The last mile is very rough, rocky, and steep. The campground interior road is also very rough and rocky. Not recommended for travel trailers and other large RVs. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,500 ft. The campground stretches along a Lodgepole pine and Sub-alpine fir-covered ridge to Wallace Lake. A few camp sites have a view of the lake. Widely spaced camp sites provide good privacy. The rocky understory may make pitching a tent a challenge. Although a long, rough drive, the scenic setting provides a pleasant backdrop for a weekend outing. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through September 30. 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): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 34' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. The interior road is rough and rocky. The campground is not recommended for travel trailers or other large RVs. There is an RV waste station, without potable water, at a Sinclair gas station, south end of Salmon, ID on US Rt. 93. The fee is $1 with fill-up or $3 without. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Wallace Lake is 3 acres with a primitive boat ramp. HIKING - No FISHING Brook trout




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