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CAMPGROUND NAME: Elk Creek

VISIT DATE: 04/12/2011

UPDATE DATE:  2/4/2014

STATE: Idaho

REGION: Northern

RANGER DISTRICT: Palouse

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Deary

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

DIRECTIONS:
In Deary, ID, at the intersection of State Rts. 3 and 8, take 
State Rt. 8 east 26.1 miles to a "T" intersection in Elk River, 
ID.  Turn right at intersection on South Front St and go 0.5 
miles to Landing Rd and campground sign.  Turn left at signs 
and go 0.5 miles to Forest Rt. 1705 sign.  Turn right onto Rt. 
1705, immediately crossing a bridge.  Then, turn left onto 
Forest Rt. 3311 and campground on right.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6000 ft.

NOTE:  The campground came on line after the authors surveyed
this national forest.  All information provided by the Palouse
Ranger District office.

This pack it in, pack it out campground stretches along Forest
Route 3311 and parallels Elk Creek.  Although none of the
campsites are on Elk Creek, all are within walking distance.  The
campground has two unnamed sections.  One section has 13
campsites with paved parking aprons and ample shade from mature
Ponderosa pine.  The other section is considered "overflow" and,
with gravel parking aprons and less shade, has a more rustic,
less groomed feel.  The campground is convenient to a hiking
trail leading to Elk Creek Falls (the tallest waterfall in
Idaho), the Giant Cedar tree (largest cedar east of the
Cascade/Sierra Crest), and Elk River Reservoir (offering fishing
and other water play activities).  Limited services, such as
fishing equipment, gas, some groceries, hot showers, and RV dump,
are available in Elk River, ID.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 21 through October 31 - weather dependent

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $15 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23
   
   Total Sites: 23

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes
Equestrian Camping: 

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

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 13

No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 40'

Comments:
Some parking aprons are paved and some are gravel.  An RV dump
station is available, with no potable water and no fee, in Elk
River, ID at the Groomer's Shed, located near the intersection of
Landing and Dent roads.

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:
Hot showers are available for a fee at Huckleberry Heaven general
store. The drinking water system is shut down after September 30.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Hiking: Yes

Comments:
Elk Creek Falls trail (non-motorized) - 3.5 mile network

FISHING   
Fishing is available at the nearby Elk River Reservoir.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Elk Summit VISIT DATE: 09/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Powell NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lowell RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lowell, ID, take US Rt. 12 east 66.7 miles to Elk Summit Rd. sign (Elk Summit Rd. - Forest Rt. 111). Turn onto Elk Summit Rd. and go 5.5 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 360). Turn right onto Rt. 360 and go 0.2 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear left at intersection and go 13.8 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 360 is single lane dirt road with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,756 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. It is adjacent to Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and located in a beautiful riparian valley. There are three loops - A, B and C. Horses and other stock are permitted in Loops A and B only; there are hitching rails at many of the sites. There is water for stock in Loop B. Loop C is located on Hoodoo Lake. Moose, deer, elk and other wildlife often visit the campground. There are limited groceries, restaurant, telephone and gas at Lochsa Lodge on US Rt. 12, milepost 162. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-June through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 6 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 63' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. There are waste stations at Wilderness Gateway campground (National Forest) - 41 miles west on US Rt. 12 (no fee) and Lolo Hot Springs Resort (private) - 18 miles east on US Rt. 12, $5 fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Hoodoo Lake is about 5 acres. HIKING Big Sand Lake Trail No. 4 - 14 miles Cedar Creek Trail No. 486 - 5.9 miles Cedar Ridge Trail No. 6 - 5 miles FISHING Unknown fish species in Hoodoo Lake

CAMPGROUND NAME: Giant White Pine VISIT DATE: 09/11/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2012 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Palouse NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Princeton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Princeton, ID, take State Rt. 6 north 13 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,800 ft. The campground is on the White Pine Scenic Byway and is located beneath big Western White Pines and Western Cedars. It has the feel of a family campground. Enjoy the trails from the campground that meander through giant White Pines and Cedars. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 21 through September 9 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 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: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 53' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There is waste station at Scenic 6 RV Park at west end of Potlatch, ID on State Rt. 6 - donation. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading possible in Mannering Creek HIKING Beason Meadow Trail No. 220 to Bald Mtn. Lookout - 8 miles. Great White Pine National Recreation Trail System - total of 8 miles. Old Simpson Trail No. 221A - 1.7 miles to Old Simpson Trail No. 221. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hidden Creek VISIT DATE: 09/04/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/14/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: North Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pierce RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pierce, ID, take State Rt. 11 south 0.4 miles to French Mt. Rd. sign (French Mtn. Rd.). Turn left onto French Mtn. Rd. and go 0.4 miles to Kelly Creek sign (Forest Rt. 250). Continue straight on Rt. 250 and go 47.6 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Service Work Center on right). Bear left on Rt. 250 and go 10.9 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Service sign states Rt. 250 "unsuitable for trailers" - last 10.9 miles - single lane road with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,400 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out and is located in heavily wooded, magnificent old Cedar trees. The scent is delightful. Some sites are adjacent to North Fork of Clearwater River. Last portion of drive to campground on Forest Rt. 250 is cedar-lined through a beautiful canyon along North Fork of Clearwater River. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 13 through October 31 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 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: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and grass. There is public waste station (with potable water) at south end of Pierce, ID on State Rt. 11. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is hand pump. The drinking water system is shut down after September 29. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Cutthroat Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Jerry Johnson VISIT DATE: 09/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Powell NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lowell RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lowell, ID, take US Rt. 12 east 54.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,100 ft. Once heavily wooded, this campground, located across US Rt.12 from Lochsa River, is now completely in the open. Removal of sick trees changed the campground's character into a sunny location. Now, enjoy frequent wildlife visitors and plants such as huckleberry, wild roses and Bear grass. In their infant stage, Maple, Ponderosa pine, White fir and Tamarack can be found trying to make a comeback. Although the campground offers little shade, it is surrounded by healthy, towering conifers. The Jerry Johnson Trail, accessed from the campground, was used by Native Americans for fishing trips to Lochsa River. The river is popular in the spring for whitewater sports; contact Powell Ranger District for conditions and outfitters. Or, call the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association on 208-342-1919. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Campground is closed as budget saving measure; contact ranger district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See comments below Comments: The parking aprons are paved and accommodate any size RV. There are waste stations at the Wilderness Gateway campground (National Forest) - west 36 miles on US Rt. 12 (no fee) and Lolo Hot Springs campground (private, fee) - east 23 miles on US Rt. 12. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS The Lochsa River is known for white water activities in the spring, but there is no put-in at campground. HIKING Jerry Johnson Trail No. 38 - 3.5 miles FISHING Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Cutthroat and Bull trout and Mountain Whitefish - catch and release rules apply to some of these species.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Kelly Forks VISIT DATE: 09/04/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/14/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: North Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pierce RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pierce, ID, take State Rt. 11 south 0.4 miles to French Mtn. Rd. sign (French Mtn. Rd.). Turn left onto French Mtn. Rd. and go 0.4 miles to Kelly Creek sign (Forest Rt. 250). Continue straight on Rt. 250 and go 47.6 miles to Kelly Creek campground sign (Forest Rt. 255). Continue straight on Rt. 255 for 0.2 miles to campground. NOTE: Some of Rt. 250 is single lane with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,680 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. It is located in heavily wooded young pines with heavy under and middlestory vegetation. Campground is adjacent to Kelly Creek. Interior road is narrow and some sites have low overhanging branches. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 6 through October 31 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 NOTE: Possible fee increase; contact Forest Service for status. 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: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14.5' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is public waste station (with potable water) at south end of Pierce, ID on State Rt. 11. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 2 No. Threaded: 0 NOTE: The drinking water system is shut down after September 29. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Blue Ribbon Cutthroat Trout stream. Catch and release most of the year.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Laird Park VISIT DATE: 09/11/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Palouse NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Princeton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Princeton, ID, take State Rt. 6 north 8.5 miles to Laird Park campground sign (Palouse River Rd.). Turn right onto Palouse River Rd. and go 1.5 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,800 ft. There are two loops in mixed pines including Ponderosa. Swimming beach dam built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933. The campground was donated by the Potlatch Lumber Co. in memory of A.W. Laird, a lumberman and early executive of the company. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 21 through September 9 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 31 Total Sites: 31 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 31 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 58' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There is waste station at Scenic 6 RV Park at west end of Potlatch, ID on State Rt. 6 - donation requested. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots: 8 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Palouse River dammed to provide swimming. Sandy beach HIKING Jed Campground Loop Trail - 0.5 miles FISHING - No Comments: No fishing in campground, but Brook Trout available above and below the campground in the Palouse River.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Little Boulder Creek VISIT DATE: 09/11/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/14/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Palouse NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Deary RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Deary, ID, take State Rt. 8 east 4.1 miles to campground sign (Helmer, ID). Turn right at sign and go 2.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,000 ft. There are two loops - A and B. Campground used to be Potlatch Lumber Co., Camp No. 4. There is open field in the campground where railroad cars were used for bunk houses, kitchen, etc. Potlatch River runs by the campground. Sites in Loop B tend to be open, wider and longer. Forest Rt. 4722, across from campground entrance, is open to ATVs, motorbikes and 4-wheel drive vehicles from June 16 through September 30. There are limited groceries and regular gas in Helmer, ID. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 21 through October 31 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 19' X 67' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There is waste station at Scenic 6 RV Park at west end of Potlatch, ID on State Rt. 6 - donation FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigots are hand pump. Wheelchair friendly toilet in Loop B only. The drinking water system is shut down after September 29. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Potlatch Canyon Trail (loop - foot) - 5 miles 0.9 miles of trail are wheelchair friendly. FISHING Stocked Brook Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Powell VISIT DATE: 09/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Powell NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lowell RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Lowell, ID, take US Rt. 12 east 65 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. As an alternative route, take State Rt. 12 west 43.7 miles out of Lolo, MT. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,400 ft. The campground, located mainly on the Lochsa River, is composed of two loops - A and B. Loop A has electric hookups and more open campsites. Loop B campsites are tucked further into the woods providing a more secluded feel. Both loops have sites with a view of the river. A large open grass meadow in day-use area is great for games and night-sky viewing. A pleasant mixture of conifers, including Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine, provide ample shade to the campsites. The Lochsa River is popular in the spring for white water sports; contact Powell Ranger District for conditions and outfitters. Or, call the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association on 208-342-1919. There are limited groceries, restaurant, telephone and gas at Lochsa Lodge near milepost 162 on US Rt. 12. Interpretive progams are provided on the weekends during the summer. On September 15, 1805, Lewis and Clark passed through this area on their way to the Pacific. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day through November 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day - no electric hookups $15 per day - electric hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 34 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 22 No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and all are about same size. There are waste stations at Wilderness Gateway campground (National Forest) - 39 miles west on US Rt. 12 (no fee) and Lolo Hot Springs campground (private, fee) - 20 miles east on US Rt. 12. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 5 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS Lochsa River is popular for white water sports during the spring, but there is no put-in at campground. HIKING - No FISHING Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Cutthroat and Bull trout and Mountain Whitefish. Catch and release rules apply to some of these species.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Washington Creek VISIT DATE: 09/04/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: North Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pierce RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pierce, ID, take State Rt. 11 south 0.4 miles to French Mt. Rd. sign (French Mt. Rd.). Turn left onto French Mt. Rd. and go 0.4 miles to Kelly Creek sign. Continue straight on Forest Rt. 250 and go 29.5 miles to Forest Rt. 247 and campground sign. Turn left onto Rt. 247 and go 6.3 miles to another campground sign. Turn left at sign and proceed across bridge to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 247 is dirt, wide and washboard. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,100 ft. Some sites are on North Fork of Clearwater River. The campground is wooded in pine and sites on the river are the longest. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through October 31 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 61' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There is public waste station (with potable water) at south end of Pierce, ID on State Rt. 11. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 5 No. Threaded: 0 NOTE: The drinking water system is shut down after September 29. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Washington Ridge Trail No. 600 (foot) Hornby Creek Rd. No. 6004 - 3 miles Elk Mtn. Trail No. 601 - 9 miles FISHING Cutthroat Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wendover VISIT DATE: 09/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Powell NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lowell RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lowell, ID, take US Rt. 12 east 61.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. As an alternative route, take US Rt. 12 west out of Lolo, MT for 52.2 to campground sign. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,300 ft. The campground, mostly alongside the Lochsa River, has two loops - A and B. The loops are separated by a low-water bridge, overwhich long trailers may drag a bit. The thick canopy from a pleasant mixture of cedar, pines and fir, keeps the ground cover to a minimum. Where the canopy opens, wildflowers, berry bushes and other plants grow. Deciduous trees, primarily alder, grow along the river's edge. Numerous campsites overlook the Lochsa River, which can be heard throughout the campground. Privacy between campsites is good. The Lochsa River is popular in the spring for whitewater sports; contact Powell Ranger District for conditions and outfitters. Or, call the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association on 208-342-1919. There are limited groceries, restaurant, telephone and gas at Lochsa Lodge near milepost 162 on US Rt. 12. On September 15, 1805, Lewis and Clark passed through this area on their way to the Pacific. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day through September 5 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15.5' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There are waste stations at the Wilderness Gateway campground (National Forest) - west 36 miles on US Rt. 12 (no fee) and Lolo Hot Springs campground (private, fee) - east 23 miles on US Rt. 12. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 4 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Lochsa River is popular for white water sports in the spring, but there is no put-in at campground. HIKING Wendover Ridge Trail #85 (foot & horse) - 5 miles - located across from campground entrance FISHING Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Cutthroat and Bull Trout and Mountain Whitefish. Catch and release rules apply to some of these species.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Whitehouse VISIT DATE: 09/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Powell NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lowell RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lowell, ID, take US Rt. 12 east 61.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. As an alternative route, take US Rt. 12 west for 51.7 miles out of Lolo, MT to campground sign. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,300 ft. The campground stretches along Lochsa River. Some sites overlook the river and are nestled under tall Cedars and various species of pine. Expect some traffic noise from US Rt. 12. Very good privacy between campsites. Limited groceries, restaurant, telephone and gas are available at the Lochsa Lodge near milepost 162 on US Rt. 12. The Lochsa River is popular in the spring for white water sports; contact Powell Ranger District for conditions and outfitters. Or, call the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association on 208-342-1919. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through September 5 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 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: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There are waste stations at the Wilderness Gateway campground (National Forest) - west 36 miles on US Rt. 12 (no fee) and Lolo Hot Springs campground (private, fee) - east 23 miles on US Rt. 12. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Lochsa River is popular for white water sports in the spring, but there is no put-in at campground. HIKING - No FISHING Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Cutthroat and Bull Trout and Mountain Whitefish. Catch and release rules apply to some of these species.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wilderness Gateway VISIT DATE: 09/05/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Lochsa NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lowell RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Lowell, ID, take US Rt. 12 east 25.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. NOTE: Campground sign is set back from road - easy to miss. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,100 ft. There are four loops - A, B, C and D. Loop C has some sites adjacent to Lochsa River, which are open. The other loops are heavily wooded with dense understory. In Loop C, most sites are shorter then in other loops, but wider. Bathrooms in Loops A, B and C have deep sinks for washing. Loop D is only for campers with horses and other stock. It has hitching rails, stock water, stock loading ramp and feeders. There is one trail outfitter at campground; contact Lochsa District Ranger Office for information. The Lochsa River is popular in the spring for white water sports; contact Lochsa Ranger District for conditions and outfitters. Or, call the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association on 208-342-1919. There are a number of river accesses near the campground along US Rt. 12. There is charred evidence of fire throughout campground. The campground is often visited by moose and other wildlife. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Loops A, B and D - Memorial Day through Labor Day Loop C - Open April 20 (weather permitting) through Labor Day For Loops C & D, water turned off by 3rd week in September or first freeze. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 85 Total Sites: 89 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 89 No. Grilles on Sites: 89 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 57' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots: 17 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Flush toilets only in Loops A & B. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Lochsa River is popular for white water sports in spring. HIKING Boulder Creek Trail No. 211 - 27 miles Lochsa River Access Trail No. 195 - 2 miles Downriver Trail Scenic Overlook - 0.5 miles Lochsa Park Trail No. 220 - 15 miles Most trails access the Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness. All trails are foot and horse. FISHING Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Cutthroat and Bull Trout and Mountain Whitefish. Catch and release rules apply to some of these species. Check with the Idaho Fish and Game or Lochsa District Ranger Office for rules and seasons




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