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


Hazard Campground is located on the shores of its namesake high in the Grassy Mountains at an elevation of 7,050 feet. A winding, narrow gravel road leads to the campground, which is 27 miles from McCall, Idaho. Visitors come to Hazard to enjoy great kayaking, canoeing and fishing in a quiet, remote mountain setting.

Natural Features:

Hazard Lake is situated among lodgepole pines and Engelmann spruce, which offer partial shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant.


No-wake Hazard Lake is perfect for canoeing, kayaking and rainbow trout fishing.

Several hiking trails leave from the lake area, including the 5-mile Hazard Lake Trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Big Hazard Lake is also in the vicinity.


Hazard Campground offers several single and double-family sites, most of which are accessible. Many of the sites have beautiful lake views and some have lake access.

Vault toilets and drinking water are provided, and roads and parking spurs are graveled. A day use area is located on the lake shore, offering visitors a scenic place to host picnics and family functions. Hard Creek Ranger Station is within 2 miles.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • RV sites
  • Trailheads
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho Off-road Vehicle Safety Message
  • Visitors should get fuel in McCall before beginning the trip; the area is remote
  • RV owners beware the road leading into the campground is graveled, narrow and winding
  • Boats must be carried down to the water; no ramp is available
  • There are no water, sewer or electric site hookups at this campground
  • Additional first come, first served sites may be 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):
45.20154, -116.14249
45°12'6"N, 116°8'33"W

From McCall, Idaho, take Highway 55 north toward New Meadows. After 4 miles turn left onto Forest Road 257 and follow signs toward Brundage Mountain Resort, Goose Lake and Hazard Lake. After the road turns to gravel continue for 22 miles up to the lake.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MCCALL  ID  83638

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)634-0400
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