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Idaho Announces Campgrounds Open Schedule

May 23rd, 2018
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Memorial Day weekend campground openings planned

Boise, Idaho, May 22, 2018 -- Boise National Forest visitors headed to the Forest in celebration of Memorial Day can expect cool temperatures with a chance of rain. Temperatures in higher elevations are much cooler and conditions can change very quickly. Please call the District for updates. Many campgrounds and roads in the higher elevations are closed due the remaining snow pack including Deadwood Reservoir, Bull Trout Campground and Trinity Recreation area.  Forest managers ask everyone to be extremely careful near waterways. River banks may be unstable and roads are easily damaged in muddy conditions. 

District list of anticipated campground openings - weather and conditions permitting.Check the Alerts & Notices site for road and area closures:https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices 

Please call the Districts for further information. All cabins are reservation only.

Visit: https://www.recreation.gov/ for reservations. 1-877-444-6777 

Emmett Ranger District   208-365-7000

 

Recreation Area

Tentative Opening / Closing dates

Hot Springs Campground

May 1- Oct. 14

Tie Creek Campground

May 1 - Oct. 14

Rattlesnake Campground

Closed for Renovation    

Reopens July 1 - Oct. 14

Peace Valley Campground

May 19 – Sept.9 

Hardscrabble Campground

May 25 – Sept. 9

Trail Creek Campground

May 18 – Oct. 14

Boiling Springs Campground 

May 11 – Oct. 14

Boiling Springs Cabin 

May 19 – Oct. 14 – reserve only

Big Eddy Campground

May 18 – Sept. 9

Swinging Bridge Campground

May 18 – Sept. 9

Canyon Creek Campground

May 18 – Sept. 9

Emmett Ranger District

Tentative Opening / Closing dates

Cold Springs Campground

May 18 – Sept. 9

Third Fork Cabin 

April 13 – Oct. 31 – reserve only

Deadwood Lookout Cabin

May 15 – Oct. 14 – reserve only

Silver Creek Campground

May 11 – Oct. 14

 

Sage Hen Area (managed by Emmett Ranger District)

 

Recreation Area

Tentative Opening / Closing dates

Sage Hen Picnic Campground

May 18 – Sept. 9

Cartwright Campground

May 18 – Oct. 14

Antelope Campground

May 18 – Oct. 14

Antelope Annex Campground

May 18 – Oct. 14

Sage Hen Creek Campground

May 18 – Oct. 14

Hollywood Campground

May 18 – Sept. 9

Eastside Campground

May 18 – Sept. 9

Big Eddy Campground

May 18 – Sept. 9

 

Cascade Ranger District   208-382-7400

 

Recreation Area

Tentative Opening / Closing dates

 

*All Cascade District campgrounds are scheduled to open May 23 through Sept. 13.

Ponderosa State Park and the State Parks along Cascade Reservoir are open for Memorial weekend.

 

The gate on Snowbank Road #446 with access to Blue Lake opens June 1 and remains open through September or until closed by snow.

 

Idaho City Ranger District   208-392-6681

 

Recreation Area

Tentative Opening / Closing dates

Bad Bear Campground

May 24 – Sept. 25

Hayfork Campground 

May 24 – Sept. 25

Ten Mile Campground

May 24 – Sept. 25

Black Rock Campground

May 24 – Sept. 25

Deer Park Cabin 

May 24 – Sept. 25 – reserve only

Barber Flat Campground

May 24 – Sept. 25

 

 

Recreation Area

Tentative Opening / Closing dates

Beaver Creek Cabin – reservation only 

Reopen - May 24 – Remains open all year

Grayback Campground

CLOSED due to bridge washout

Grayback Campground Group Site

CLOSED due to bridge washout

Edna Creek Campground 

May 24 – Sept. 25

Whoop Um Up Campground and Trails

May 24 – Sept. 25

Jenny Lake Trail

From 384 road onto the trail – will need snowshoes to access lake area.

Atlanta Cabin 

May 24 – Sept. 25 – reserve only

Graham Cabin – reserve only

Fly in ONLY. ( July 1 – Sept. 18) 

Crooked River Trail

CLOSED due to wildfire

Riverside Campground

May 24 – Sept. 25

Power Plant Campground

May 24 – Sept. 25

 

Lowman Ranger District 208-259-3361

 

Recreation Area

Tentative Opening / Closing dates

Pine Flats Campground

May 25 – Sept. 5 

 

(may extend through Sept.)    

Little Deadwood Campground

May 25 – Sept. 5 

 

(may extend through Sept.)

Mountain View Campground

May 25 – Sept. 5 

 

(may extend through Sept.)

Park Creek Campground

May 25 – Sept. 5 

 

(may extend through Sept.)

Kirkham Hot Springs Campground 

May 25 – Sept. 5 

 

(may extend through Sept.)

Helende Campground

May 25 – Sept. 5 

 

(may extend through Sept.)

Warm Springs Rental Cabin 

Open year-round

Bonneville Campground

May 25 – Sept. 5

(may extend through Sept.)

There is no road access to Deadwood Reservoir this Memorial Weekend.            

Campgrounds are scheduled to open June 29.

 

Bull Trout / Martin Lake

June 29 – Sept. 5 

 

(may extend through Sept.)

Deer Flats Campground

June 29 – Sept. 5 

 

(may extend through Sept.)

Bear Valley Campground

June 29 – Sept. 5 

 

(may extend through Sept.)

Elk Creek Guard Station

Nov. 15 – April 15

Fir Creek Campground

June 29 – Sept. 5 

 

(may extend through Sept.)

Deadwood Reservoir Campgrounds including Barney’s, Cozy Cove, Hower’s and Riverside 

 

June 29- Sept. 5 

(may extend through Sept.)

Lowman Ranger District 

 

Clear Creek Road NFS road 582 will close May 21, 2018, for logging operations.

 

Major trailheads within Lowman RD 

Memorial Day – Labor Day

 

Mountain Home Ranger District 208-587-7961

 

Anderson Ranch Reservoir Area

Campgrounds and Trailheads are open May 15 – Oct. 1 

 

Anderson Ranch and Arrowrock Reservoirs concrete ramps are available. Please use caution as floating debris has been spotted in the reservoirs.

Water levels on Anderson Ranch and Arrowrock Reservoirs are controlled by the Bureau of Reclamation. View image and more information about reservoir water levels at: 

http://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/ramps/anderson/anderson.html

https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/ramps/arrowrock/arrowrock.html

https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/boipaytea.html

Idaho Fish & Game - Stocking

https://idfg.idaho.gov/fish/magic-valley/stocking

 

EXCEPTION:

Dog Creek Campground is currently closed.  Reference order # 0402-01-84

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices

 

South Fork Boise River Area

Floatboat access ramps along South Fork Boise River are open May 15 – Oct. 1 

 

Tailwaters Boat Ramp is open May 15 – Oct. 1 – Day use only. 

Reference order #0402-01-84    

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices

 

Blacks Creek Area (Danskin Trail area)

Danskin Trail system is open. 

 

Middle Fork Boise River Area

Campgrounds and Trailheads in Mid. Fork Boise River area are open: 

May 15 – Oct. 1 

 

William Pogue NRT Trail 122 -There is a closure on a portion of this trail system – reference Order # 0402-01-059  

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices

Mountain Home Ranger District

Wilson Creek Trail system has a closure, reference order # 0402-01-84 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices

Lower Roaring River trail 045 - There is a closure on a portion on this trail system – reference Order # 0402-01-059 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices

 

Shafer Butte and Trinity Mountain Recreation Areas

These are high elevations areas and currently are closed due to snow.  Shafer Butte Campground opens June 15 and Trinity area opens July 15. Call the district for updates.


 

 

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