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LORISTICA GROUP CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofSalmon-Challis National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LORISTICA GROUP CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Fri Sep 26 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Loristica Group Campground is located in a wooded meadow high in the Lost Creek Range, in eastern Idaho. It sits at an elevation of 8,100 feet. Visitors come to the area for its great trail opportunities and scenic beauty.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated among Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and aspen trees. A variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, bears, foxes and coyotes, makes its home in the surrounding area.

Recreation:

Two trailheads can be accessed within a mile of the campground. The Bear-Wet Creek Trail is open to hiking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles.

The Long Lost-Wet Creek Trail is a non-motorized trail leading to a high plateau with spectacular views of Little Lost and Big Mountain Ranges. Visitors should watch for bighorn sheep, deer and elk in the Big Creek area, along the trail.

Facilities:

This rustic campground is a group reservation site that can accommodate up to 100 people among seven individual campsites. Though few amenities are present, picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets are provided. An amphitheater with a campfire circle is also on-site.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Group Camping
  • Hitching Racks
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • 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):
44.02278, -113.46694
44°1'22"N, 113°28'1"W

From Mackay, Idaho, travel 6.5 miles south on Highway 93. Turn left at the Forest Access/Pass Creek sign. Drive approximately 9 miles to Pass Creek Summit and turn left at the sign for Loristica. Proceed approximately 1 mile, then bear right at the sign to the campground gate.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LORISTICA GROUP CAMPGROUND
P.O. BOX 507
MACKAY  ID  83251

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)588-3400
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