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MOUNTAIN VIEW, ID

part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: MOUNTAIN VIEW
Status: Closed through Tue Nov 25 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Mountain View Campground is located just east of Lowman, Idaho, along Highway 21 at an elevation of 3,900 feet. Visitors enjoy rafting, kayaking and fishing on the South Fork Payette River, and soaking in the area's many hot springs pools.

Natural Features:

Towering Ponderosa pines cover the campground, offering partial shade in most sites. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. Deer and elk may be seen wandering through the area on occasion.

Recreation:

The South Fork Payette River offers whitewater rafting, kayaking and trout fishing. The Deadwood and Danskin River Access areas are nearby.

Popular Kirkham Hot Springs is less than 3 miles from the campground, with several soaking pools on the river's edge.

Facilities:

The campground contains several single-family sites, all of which are accessible, each with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. A campground host is on-site. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along Highway 21, the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway and the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. Both byways offer scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks and several trail opportunities.

Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Rafting
Know Before You Go
  • This campground is near Lowman, Idaho, not near Stanley, Redfish Lake or the Sawtooth National Recreation Area
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • A fee for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • Additional single-family sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please contact the Lowman Ranger District at 208-259-3361 for off-season camping information
  • Click here for more information on the Boise 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):
44.07833, -115.6025
44°4'42"N, 115°36'9"W

From Boise, Idaho, take State Highway 55 to Banks. Turn east on the Banks-Lowman Highway to Lowman. Turn left on Highway 21. Campground is at milepost 73.2 along Highway 21.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MOUNTAIN VIEW
7359 Hwy 21
Lowman  ID  83637

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)259-3361
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