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FLAT ROCK (IDAHO), ID

part ofCaribou-Targhee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: FLAT ROCK (IDAHO)
Status: Closed through Mon Sep 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Flat Rock Campground is located 22 miles south of West Yellowstone, Montana and 30 miles north of Ashton, Idaho in beautiful Island Park, Idaho. Flat Rock is adjacent to U.S. Highway 20 and the Henry's Fork of the Snake River at an elevation of 6,400 feet.

Natural Features:

Island Park is composed of two areas of extinct volcanic activity. The Henry's Fork Caldera sits inside the larger Island Park Caldera. The area is known for its dense forests of lodgepole pine, broad grassy meadows bursting with summer wildflowers and a wide variety of wildlife, including black and grizzly bears, moose, elk, deer, bald eagles, Sandhill cranes and much, much more.

A mixed growth of lodgepole pine forest provides partial shade. A portion of one loop is fairly close to the river and some sites have river views.

Recreation:

Henry's Fork has great fly-fishing for rainbow and brook trout. The river's headwaters are at Big Springs, one of the nation's largest springs, just 4.5 miles from the campground. Tubing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting are also popular on the river.

The Big Springs National Recreation Water Trail begins at Big Springs and ends just northeast of the campground at Macks Inn. It offers a lazy three-hour float or canoe trip through beautiful scenery. Wildlife, including moose, bald eagles and Sandhill cranes, is often seen along the trail.

Hiking, biking, horseback riding and ATVing are popular activities. Many miles of trails crisscross Island Park, including the 2.5-mile Coffee Pot Rapids Trail, which begins at nearby Upper Coffee Pot Campground and meanders along the riverbank. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and the Nez Perce Trail are in the area.

Island Park Reservoir and Henry's Lake are nearby, both offer boating, water skiing and excellent fishing opportunities.

Facilities:

The campground contains single and double campsites, some of which have 50-amp electric hookups. Sites are equipped with picnic and utility tables, a campfire ring and tent pad.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. All interior roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Macks Inn is just across the highway from the campground and offers amenities such as boat rentals, shuttle service, showers, laundry facilities, gas and groceries.

Nearby Attractions:

Mesa Falls Scenic Byway is 11 miles south of the campground. This 28-mile road leads to scenic overlooks and trails at 110 foot Upper Mesa Falls and 85 foot Lower Mesa Falls.

Harriman State Park is 13 miles south. The Henry's Fork meanders through the Harriman, offering excellent fishing. Over 20 miles of trails are available, and wildlife is abundant in this scenic park.

Henry's Lake State Park is 10 miles north, offering fishing, a fish cleaning station and boat ramp.

Yellowstone National Park's west entrance is just 22 miles north in the town of West Yellowstone, Montana. Visitors enjoy day-tripping to the park for unparalleled wildlife viewing and the beautiful and unique scenery.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Showers
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Rafting
Know Before You Go
  • Wildlife Caution
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • A $6 fee for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • No ATVs/OHVs allowed in the campground
  • This campground has first come, first served sites
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.49694, -111.34
44°29'49"N, 111°20'24"W

From West Yellowstone, Montana, take U.S. Highway 20 south for 22 miles, or from Ashton, Idaho, take U.S. Highway 20 north for 30 miles. The campground entrance is 1/4 mile south of Macks Inn on the west side of the highway.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FLAT ROCK (IDAHO)
HIGHWAY 20
ISLAND PARK  ID  83429

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)558-7658
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