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PARIS SPRINGS CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofCaribou-Targhee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PARIS SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Paris Springs Campground is situated in scenic Paris Canyon, about five miles from Paris, Idaho. It is about 20 miles from Bear Lake, at an elevation of 6,600 feet. The campground gives Bear Lake visitors the opportunity to camp in a quiet area with lush vegetation.

Natural Features:

A mixed conifer and aspen forest covers the campground and much of Paris Canyon. Plentiful shade can be found throughout most of the campground. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape.

Recreation:

Paris Creek runs alongside the campground, after bubbling up from Paris Spring, which can be accessed from a 300-yard trail within the site. Campers enjoy hiking and fishing along the creek.

Facilities:

The campground contains three group sites and nine single-family campsites. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided, but there is no electricity. Roads and parking spurs within the campground are dirt.

Nearby Attractions:

The Highline Trail, part of the National Trail System, can be accessed nearby. It is the premier trail of the Montpelier Ranger District, stretching 55 miles along the backbone of the Bear River Range. The trail is enjoyed by hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, motorcyclists and off-road vehicle enthusiasts from around the world.

Paris Ice Cave is also not far from the campground. Self-guided tours of the cave offer a look into an unusual cavern filled with ice year-round. The cave is not developed but a footpath leads through it.

Beautiful Bear Lake State Park is about 20 miles away, with boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming. Bear Lake's Raspberry Days festival occurs annually the first weekend in August, with a parade, fireworks, craft booths and a rodeo.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Berry Picking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Rock Climbing
Within 10 Miles
  • Beach
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Lake Access
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Wildlife Caution
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • Trailer sites are not suitable for trailers over 20 feet in length
  • An additional $6 fee will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Click here for more information on the Caribou-Targhee 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):
42.2075, -111.49472
42°12'27"N, 111°29'41"W

From Paris, Idaho, and U.S. Highway 89, turn west onto County Road 421 at the sign for Paris Canyon. Continue west approximately 4 miles and take the left fork of the Y onto County Road 427. Continue one mile, to campground at the end of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PARIS SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
322 N 4TH
MONTPELIER  ID  83254

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)847-0375
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