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part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Mon Nov 02 2015   Season Dates


Silver Creek Campground is located 25 miles north of Garden Valley, Idaho, in beautiful Peace Valley at an elevation of 4,490 feet. Peace Valley offers great trail opportunities. Fishing and hunting are popular activities as well.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated among a mixed-growth lodgepole pine forest, which provides partial shade. Silver Creek runs alongside the campground.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in and around Peace Valley, including deer, elk, bald eagles and red-tailed hawks.


Peace Valley contains many trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback and ATV riding. Peace Creek Trail, Silver Creek Summit Trail and Bull Creek Trail all begin nearby.

Silver Creek, Peace Creek and the nearby Middle Fork Payette River offer good-to-excellent fishing most of the year. Anglers in the area cast for whitefish and rainbow trout.

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


This campground was reconstructed in 2010 and now offers paved roads and paved parking spurs, drinking water and accessible vault toilets. Several single and double campsites are available, all of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a tent pad, picnic and utility tables and a campfire ring.

Two accessible group campsites are now available, both with picnic shelters, multiple tables, campfire rings, grills and ample parking.

The Lodgepole Springs group site can accommodate up to 80 people, while the Cabin Creek group site can accommodate up to 100 people.

Nearby Attractions:

Silver Creek Plunge, a privately developed hot springs resort, is within a quarter-mile from the campground. It offers a hot springs pool, general store, concessions, volleyball and basketball courts, playground and horseshoe pits.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Bait Shop
  • Basketball Courts
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Camping Supplies
  • Concessions
  • Emergency Phone
  • General Store
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Playground
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • A fee of $5 per day will be collected for extra vehicles at the campground
  • 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):
44.33083, -115.80417
44°19'51"N, 115°48'15"W

From Boise, travel north on Highway 55 to Banks. Turn east on the Banks-Lowman Highway and continue east for 8 miles toward Garden Valley. Turn north on Middle Fork Road (Forest Road 698) and pass through Crouch, continuing north on the Middle Fork Road approximately 16 miles to Silver Creek Road (Forest Road 671). Turn northeast on Silver Creek Road and continue 8 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

2435 Silver Creek Road
Garden Valley  ID  83622

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)739-3400
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