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COLD SPRINGS CAMPGROUND - BOISE NF, UT

part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: COLD SPRINGS CAMPGROUND - BOISE NF
Status: Open through Sun Aug 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Cold Springs Campground is one of four campgrounds along Idaho’s State Highway 55, next to the North Fork of the Payette River. This area is a popular location for river rafting trips and camping. This campground rests at 3,900 feet.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a scenic canyon just above Highway 55. The mountains are forested with a mix of ponderosa and lodgepole pines and shade is plentiful within most of the campground. Summer days are warm, reaching 80-90 degrees; nights are cooler.

Recreation:

The North Fork of the Payette River is a very popular location for whitewater rafting and kayaking. The Payette Whitewater Roundup is held annually in July along different sections of the river.

Anglers will find good to excellent fishing for whitefish and rainbow trout.

Facilities:

This campground has five sites situated as a group area, each with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided. Because of its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected.

Nearby Attractions:

Near the boat and kayak launch of the Payette River.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Group Camping
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Paved Roads
  • Paved Sites
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trips
  • Cell phone service
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Water Access
  • Water Activities
  • Whitewater Rafting
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message http://www.recreation.gov/marketing.do?goto=/safety.htm
  • Click here for more information on the Boise 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 dontmovefirewood.org.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    44.19333, -116.11278
    44°11'36"N, 116°6'46"W

    Cold Springs Campground is located in southwestern Idaho, 41.5 miles north of Boise. Take State Highway 55 north to Banks (35 miles). Proceed north on Highway 55 (6.5 miles) to campground. Watch for recreation signs.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    COLD SPRINGS CAMPGROUND - BOISE NF
    745 E 200 S
    Hyrum  UT  84319

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (435)245-6521
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