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RIVERSIDE (ID - TARGHEE), ID

part ofCaribou-Targhee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: RIVERSIDE (ID - TARGHEE)
Status: Closed through Tue May 19 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Riverside Campground is on the banks of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River, just 15 miles north of Ashton, Idaho. Beautiful Island Park is nearby, where visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local trails.

Please click here for further information about the facility and recreation opportunities in the area.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated along the Henry's Fork at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Lodgepole pines provide partial shade and aspens dot the landscape. Summer wildflowers are abundant. A variety of wildlife, including moose and deer, is frequently spotted throughout the area.

Recreation:

Henry's Fork has great fly-fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Tubing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting are also popular activities on the river.

Facilities:

The campground offers one group site that can accommodate up to 40 people. Several single family sites are also available, each equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided but there is no electricity. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Gas and groceries are 8 miles away.

Nearby Attractions:

Island Park has outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding and ATV trails crisscross the area. Island Park Reservoir and Henry's Lake are nearby, with boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, boating, water skiing and fishing.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are close enough for a day trip. Both parks offer hiking and fishing in breathtaking natural settings.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • River Access
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Wildlife Caution
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • A $6 fee for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • No ATVs/OHVs allowed in the campground
  • Please bring reservation confirmation to the campground
  • Walk-in sites may be available
  • 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):
44.26639, -111.45806
44°15'59"N, 111°27'29"W

From Ashton, Idaho, travel north on Highway 20 for 15 miles, take Riverside Campground turnoff, travel 1 mile to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RIVERSIDE (ID - TARGHEE)
TARGHEE
  ID 

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)558-7658
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