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CHEMEKETAN CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofSawtooth National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: CHEMEKETAN CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 05 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Chemeketan Campground sits near the headwaters of the Salmon River, at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range.

Natural Features:

Chemeketan is a secluded, peaceful campground situated among lodgepole pines, which provide partial shade. Rugged peaks of the Sawtooth Range surround the area and the Salmon River flows at the campground's edge. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Recreation:

This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. The Salmon River offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat trout and occasional hybrid cutbows and bull trout. The Idaho Centennial Trail can be easily accessed nearby.

Alturas, Perkins, Pettit and Yellowbelly Lakes are nearby, with fishing, canoeing and hiking.

Facilities:

This campground is reached via dirt road, however visitors must ford a stream before reaching the site. Trucks, RVs and cars with higher clearance should have no trouble crossing the stream.

The campground offers one group site than can accommodate up to 150 people. If it is not reserved, it is available as a group site or individual sites on a first come, first served basis.

Vault toilets, tables and grills are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities, and an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains.
Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho Off-road Vehicle Safety Message
  • No water source available at the site; visitors must bring water
  • This is a "pack it in, pack it out" site; bring garbage bags and remove all trash upon departure
  • Bring confirmation letter with you to verify your reservation
  • The camp fee includes one vehicle for a single site and two vehicles for a double site. A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles over these limits
  • 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):
43.8475, -114.75667
43°50'51"N, 114°45'24"W

From Stanley, Idaho, take Highway 75 south. Turn southwest off highway onto a dirt road located between mile markers 163 and 162. The campground is located 4 miles beyond the turnoff. Fording a stream is necessary to access the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CHEMEKETAN CAMPGROUND
SAWTOOTH NRA
STANLEY ID

Phone Number:

Information: (208)774-3000
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