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SAGEHEN CREEK, ID

part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SAGEHEN CREEK
Status: Open through Tue Sep 23 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sagehen Creek Campground is located on the shores of the scenic Sagehen Reservoir at an elevation of 4,800 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring Joe's Creek Trail and the Sagehen Reservoir Trail.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a forest of towering Ponderosa pine, Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir and grand fir, which provides plentiful shade in most sites. Some sites afford partial lake views. Summer temperatures range from 80 to 90-degree days to cooler nights.

A variety of berries and mushrooms can be found throughout the area. Local wildlife includes deer, elk, black bear, goshawk, woodpeckers and boreal owls.

Recreation:

Sagehen Reservoir offers great boating, canoeing and rainbow trout fishing. A boat ramp and dock are located within the campground.

Hiking, biking, horse and ATV trails are abundant in the area, including Joe's Creek Trail, which begins in the campground.

The Sagehen Reservoir Trail, a 4-mile loop around the lake, offers great fishing spots, beautiful viewpoints and wildlife watching opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.

The Sagehen and KYAOTT ATV Trail Systems can be accessed near the reservoir, offering more than 35 miles of trails for ATVs and motorcycles, but hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders can enjoy these trails as well.

Facilities:

The campground contains several single-family sites, a few of which are accessible, all with picnic tables and campfire rings. Some sites also have grills. Vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mushroom Picking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • Additional first come, first served sites are available
  • A per-day, per-vehicle fee will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Click here for more information on the Boise National Forest
  • Please click here for further information about the facility and recreation opportunities in the area.
  • 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):
44.335, -116.1775
44°20'6"N, 116°10'39"W

From Horseshoe Bend, Idaho take Highway 52 for 9 miles west to the junction with the Sweet/Ola Highway. Turn north and travel 16 miles to Ola, Idaho. Travel north through Ola and follow the signs another 18 miles to Sagehen Reservoir. The paved road turns to gravel a few miles north of Ola.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SAGEHEN CREEK
BOISE
  ID 

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)365-7004
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