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part ofPayette National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Tue Jun 30 2015   Season Dates


Grouse Campground is located just 16 miles from McCall, Idaho, on the shores of Goose Lake. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and horseback riding.

Natural Features:

Goose Lake is situated in the beautiful Grassy Mountain Range at an elevation of 6,500 feet. A forest of Engelmann spruce and lodgepole pines provides partial shade in the campground, which is a short, three-minute walk from the shoreline. Summer wildflowers are abundant.


Goose Lake is a no-wake lake offering rainbow and brook trout fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Numerous hiking, horseback riding and dirt bike trails are in the vicinity, including Granite Mountain Lookout and Goose Creek Falls.


The campground offers several single and double-family sites, all of which are accessible. Most sites have scenic lake views. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided, and a horse-unloading ramp and hitching rail is provided in the campground near the boat ramp. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

Brundage Mountain Resort, located nearby, offers scenic chairlift rides and excellent lift-served mountain biking and hiking.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Berry Picking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hitching Racks
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Trailheads
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Ranger Station
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho Off-road vehicle Safety Message
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility
  • Additional first come, first served sites may be available
  • Free day-use picnic sites available
  • 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):
45.06806, -116.16694
45°4'5"N, 116°10'1"W

From McCall, Idaho, travel north on Highway 55 for 5 miles to Goose Lake Road/Brundage Mountain Resort Road/Forest Road 257. Turn right and travel up the winding two-lane paved road approximately 4 miles, where the roadway turns to a gravel surface. Travel another 6.5 miles to the Grouse Campground turnoff and continue to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MCCALL  ID  83638

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)634-0400
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