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ALPINE NORTH LOOP, ID

part ofCaribou-Targhee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ALPINE NORTH LOOP
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Alpine North Loop Campground is located in beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming at an elevation of 5,640 feet. The cozy town of Alpine is just 2 miles west. Visitors enjoy boating and fishing on Palisades Reservoir, and day-tripping to Jackson and Grand Teton National Park.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated near Palisades Reservoir in a forest of lodgepole pines, which provide partial shade. The campground is relatively flat and some sites offer views of Star Valley. Summer wildflowers are abundant. Wind and summer thunderstorms should be expected.

Recreation:

Palisades Reservoir is very close, with excellent boating, water skiing, swimming and canoeing. Lake and shore fishing for wild and stocked cutthroat trout is very popular. Brown trout, Kokanee salmon and Mackinaw trout can also be found.

Boat ramps are located 2 miles away in Alpine and about 10 miles away near Blowout Campground, off Highway 26.

The Grey's River, Salt River and Snake River merge nearby, offering great fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.

The Palisades Creek Trail begins nearby, leading hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders to beautiful Upper Palisades Lake and expansive views of Swan Valley.

Facilities:

The campground offers three group sites that can accommodate up to 50 people each, with picnic tables and campfire rings with grills. Single and double sites are available as well, some have stairs from the parking spur to the site pad.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but there is no electricity. Roads and parking spurs within the site are gravel. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Alpine is just 2 miles east. The popular Mountain Days Celebration is held annually in June, complete with arts and crafts shows, food, live music, a horseshoe tournament, authentic pioneer village and Native American dancers.

Jackson, Wyoming is 40 miles north, with restaurants, shops, galleries and ski resorts with summer activities.

Grand Teton National Park is approximately 55 miles north, with boating, fishing, hiking, canoeing and outstanding mountain scenery.

The Snake River and Swan Valley offer more great fishing and boating, as well as rafting, canoeing and numerous trails for hiking, biking, horseback and ATV riding.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Host
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Wildlife Caution
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • ATVs/OHVs are not allowed, except for entering and exiting purposes only
  • A $5 fee will be collected for each extra vehicle at the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.19639, -111.04111
43°11'47"N, 111°2'28"W

From Alpine, Wyoming, travel 2 miles west on Highway 26 to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ALPINE NORTH LOOP

Targhee ID

Phone Number:

Information: (208)483-2434
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