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RIVER SIDE (ID - BOISE), ID

part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: RIVER SIDE (ID - BOISE)
Status: Closed through Tue Sep 02 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

River Side Campground is located along the Deadwood River at the north end of scenic Deadwood Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. Boating, fishing and hiking are popular activities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a mixed-growth pine forest, which offers plentiful shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant. The entire campground affords views of the river.

Recreation:

Because of its remote location, Deadwood Reservoir is quiet and unpopulated, making for great fishing for Atlantic, Chinook and Kokanee salmon, and rainbow and cutthroat trout. Boating, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking are popular on the lake. A boat ramp is located about 2 miles away at Cozy Cove Campground.

Many trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding are in the area.

Facilities:

This primitive campground offers waterfront sites with direct river access. A vault toilet is located up a hill above the campground. Drinking water is provided. Roads and parking spurs within the site are dirt.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Accessible Trails
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterfront Sites
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • Additional vehicles may be subject to parking fees
  • Some first-come, first-served sites may be available
  • Electric hookups are not available
  • 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):
44.3475, -115.66306
44°20'51"N, 115°39'47"W

From Boise, Idaho, take State Highway 55 north. At Banks, take Highway 17/Banks-Lowman Highway east to Lowman. Turn left on Highway 21. Continue along Highway 17 over Banner Summit. Turn west on Forest Road 579. Continue on FR 579 to Deadwood Resevoir.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RIVER SIDE (ID - BOISE)
7359 HWY 21
LOWMAN  ID  83637

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)256-3361
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