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CAMPGROUND NAME: Fish Creek

VISIT DATE: 09/08/1997

UPDATE DATE:  2/10/2014

STATE: Idaho

REGION: Northern

RANGER DISTRICT: Clearwater

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Grangeville

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
At the east end of Grangeville, ID, turn south at the Snowhaven
Ski Area sign and go 0.7 miles to "Y" intersection.  Continue
straight onto Forest Rt. 221 and go 7 miles to campground sign. 
Turn right into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 4,800 ft.

The campground is pack it in, pack it out.  One sight may be occupied
by a host.  Camp sites are nestled beneath mature pines that
border meadows - very attractive campground.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: Yes

Seasonal Comment:
Services provided May 15 through October 30.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $6 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

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: No
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: 16' X 41'

Comments:
Parking aprons are paved.  There is a RV waste station at Deano's
Exxon at west end of Grangeville, ID - no charge.

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:
The water spigot is a hand pump located in the picnic area.  
There was a "boil water" notice posted at time of visit.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Fall Creek Cross Country Trail No. 480 (loop - multi-use)- 7 miles
  "Vista of Gospels" is 2.5 miles up the trail.

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: O'Hara Bar VISIT DATE: 09/05/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Moose Creek NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lowell RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Lowell, ID, take Forest Rt. 223 south 6.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign, crossing bridge, follow signs into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,540 ft. The campground is adjacent to Selway Wild and Scenic River with some sites overlooking the river. Most sites are nestled among "near-tropical" vegetation and old magnificent Cedars. There are also some interesting Yew trees with needles like Douglas Fir, but with red berries. The bark from this tree was used to produce a medication for treating breast cancer; now, it is made synthetically. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 9 through September 26 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): 31 Total Sites: 31 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 31 No. Grilles on Sites: 31 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 52' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 9 No. Threaded: 0 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: Selway River is a popular float river. HIKING Stillman Peak Point (foot only) - 6 miles FISHING Fenn Pond - Rainbow trout O'hara Creek and Selway River - Rainbow and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Red River VISIT DATE: 09/09/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Red River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Elk City RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Elk City, ID, take State Rt. 14 west 2.3 miles to Red River Ranger Station sign (Forest Rt. 222). Turn left onto Rt. 222 and go 14 miles to Red River Hot Springs sign at "Y" intersection. Bear left onto Forest Rt. 234 and go 5.6 miles to campground sign. The campground is on both sides of the road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,480 ft. The campground is composed of upper and lower camping areas and is pack it in, pack it out. The Lower camping area is adjacent to the Red River with sites overlooking the river or a meadow. The upper area is on a heavily wooded hillside. The campground is convenient for accessing the 101 mile Magruder Road Corridor between Red River, ID and Darby, MT. The road was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and officially created as a "corridor" by the Congress in 1980. It is a single lane dirt road suitable for high clearance vehicles, dirt bikes and mountain bikes. The road passes through two wildernesses: Selway-Bitterroot and the Frank Church-River of No Return. There are several "primitive" campgrounds in route for this recommended two-day trip. Obtain more information from the Red River District Ranger's Office. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through September 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): 40 Total Sites: 40 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 40 No. Grilles on Sites: 39 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 53' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt. There is a RV waste station, with potable water at the Red River Ranger District Office (Red River Ranger Station) - no charge. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Nature Trail - 0.25 miles FISHING Brook and Rainbow trout and Mountain whitefish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Spring Bar VISIT DATE: 09/08/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/10/2014 STATE: Idaho REGION: Northern RANGER DISTRICT: Salmon River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Riggins RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Riggins, ID on US Rt. 95 at National Forest Access sign, take Big Salmon Rd. east and go 6.5 miles to bridge. Bear left across bridge onto Forest Route 1614 and go 3.9 miles to campground sign. Bear left at sign into campground. NOTE: Big Salmon Rd. and Forest Rt. 1614 are paved and single lane in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,740 ft. The campground is adjacent to a "quiet" part of the Salmon River; some sites overlook the river. Ponderosa pine is the dominant tree with some apple trees scattered around the campground. The campground is located above popular "put in/take out" for campers floating the Salmon River. Check with Salmon Ranger District Office for conditions and outfitters. There are several outfitters in Riggins. The route to the campground is very scenic. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided April through September 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): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 54' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. There is a RV waste station at Crumps's Chevron gas station in Riggins - $2 fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No 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): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Permit required for river access via jetboat upriver from Vinegar Creek boat launch year-round. No permit re- quired to float river below Vinegar Creek, including Spring Bar. HIKING - No FISHING Steelhead, other rout and Mountain whitefish




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