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part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Mon Sep 07 2015   Season Dates


Rattlesnake Campground is located 13 miles north of Crouch, Idaho along the Middle Fork Payette River at an elevation of 3,600 feet.

The Middle Fork drainage offers excellent trail opportunities. Fishing and hunting are popular activities as well.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the banks of the Middle Fork Payette River among Douglas fir and lodgepole pine trees, which offer partial shade. A few sites offer river views through the dense vegetation on the banks.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in the Middle Fork drainage, including deer, elk and red-tailed hawks.


The Middle Fork Payette River offers good to excellent fishing most of the year. Anglers cast for whitefish and rainbow trout.

Many trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback and ATV riding can be found in the area. The One Spoon Trail, Rattlesnake Trail and 465 ATV Trail are all in the vicinity of the campground.

In-season big game hunting for deer, elk and bear is a popular activity in the surrounding mountains.


The campground consists of nine single sites and one double site that make up one large, accessible group site, which can accommodate up to 100 people.e. A two night minimum stay is required on weekends. A three night minimum stay is required on holiday weekends.

Picnic and utility tables, campfire rings and a picnic shelter are provided. Two accessible vault toilets are also provided. Ten parking spurs are available, each 50-75' in length.

Additional camping is available at nearby Hardscrabble and Trail Creek Campgrounds.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • River Access
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • Site is reservable as a group unit only; individual sites are available on a first come, first served basis when there is no group reservation
  • No firearms allowed within 150 yards
  • General parking area is 100' x 75'
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Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.26593, -115.88002
44°15'57"N, 115°52'48"W

From Crouch, travel north on Forest Road 698 approximately 13 miles to the campground, which is located on the west side of the road.

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Information:  (435)245-6521
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