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GRAYBACK, ID

part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: GRAYBACK
Status: Open through Fri Sep 26 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Grayback Campground is located 36 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, just off scenic Highway 21. Historic Idaho City is just two miles north of the campground. Visitors enjoy fishing in Mores Creek and exploring the Grayback Gulch Trail.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a hillside about a quarter-mile above Highway 21, at an elevation of 4,200 feet. A ponderosa pine forest covers the site, offering partial shade. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant in the area.

Recreation:

Mores Creek can be accessed just below the campground. Anglers fish for whitefish and rainbow trout. Grayback Loop Trail begins within the site, offering a 1-mile footpath for hikers.

Numerous trail opportunities are in the area just north of Idaho City, where hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles can be enjoyed. During the winter, the area becomes a playground for back country skiers and snowmobiles.

Facilities:

The campground contains two group sites with picnic and serving tables, grills, campfire circles and paved site pads. Site A can accommodate up to 150 people and 20 vehicles, and site B can accommodate up to 100 people and 15 vehicles. Both sites can be reserved at the same time, for even larger groups.

Several single- and double-family campsites are available as well, each equipped with a picnic table, lantern post and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided throughout the campground. A campground host is located directly across the road.

Nearby Attractions:

Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, snakes along Mores Creek to Mores Creek Summit, Gold Fork and Banner Ridge, offering historic sites, hot springs pools and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forest along the way to the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Recycling
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Hunting
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Ranger Station
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • Use caution on the campground access road; while Highway 21 is paved, it is a steep, one-lane road, with sharp turns
  • Due to limited parking space, large groups of RVs or trailers cannot be accommodated; tent camping is encouraged
  • An additional fee for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • Day use fees are half the single-site fee at all Idaho City campgrounds
  • Click here for more information on the Boise National Forest
  • Please click here for further information about the facility and recreation opportunities in the area. [ Show » ] Krystal Nolan added a comment - 28/Oct/13 10:27:27 EDT Added the following information under KBYG for Bad Bear Campground, HayFork Campground, Beaver Creek Campground, Edna Campground and Ten Mile Campground ,
  • Please click here for further information about the facility and recreation opportunities in the area.
  • 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):
43.80722, -115.86472
43°48'26"N, 115°51'53"W

From Boise, take State Highway 21 north for 36 miles. Campground access road is located on the east side of the road, between mileposts 36 and 37. Turn right and travel a quarter-mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GRAYBACK
HIGHWAY 21
IDAHO CITY  ID 

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)392-6681
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