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part ofPayette National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 27 2015   Season Dates


Cold Springs Campground is located near Lost Valley Reservoir, just 10 miles from New Meadows, Idaho. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and swimming.

Natural Features:

The campground is set in an open meadow lined with ponderosa pines and fir trees at an elevation of 5,000 feet. A few sites are shaded, but most are not. Summer wildflowers are abundant.


Lost Valley Reservoir is just 3/4-mile from the campground, offering boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. On the north end of the reservoir is the Lost Creek Interpretive Site, an excellent location for bird watching.


The campground offers two group sites that can accommodate up to 75 and 50 guests each. Several additional single and double-family sites are available as well. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

A boat ramp is located on the southeast shore of Lost Valley Reservoir, while Slaughter Gulch Day Use Site can be found on the west shore.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trailheads
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Berry Picking
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho Off-road vehicle Safety Message
  • No electric, water or sewer site hookups available
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility
  • Sites may be available on a first come, first served basis outside the reservation season
  • 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):
44.94889, -116.44
44°56'56"N, 116°26'24"W

From New Meadows, Idaho, take Highway 95 west for 8 miles. Turn onto Forest Road 089, located at the Pine Ridge Store junction. Take the gravel road approximately 2 miles to a fork. Turn left and follow the signs to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MCCALL  ID  83638

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)634-0400
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