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ST. CHARLES CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofCaribou-Targhee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ST. CHARLES CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

St. Charles Campground is situated on its namesake creek in the scenic St. Charles Canyon, approximately 8 miles from Bear Lake State Park and North Beach.

Natural Features:

Stands of aspens provide partial shade, while lodgepole pines, willow, dogwoods, Engelmann spruce and wild roses dot the landscape. The varied vegetation provides plenty of privacy from site to site.

Recreation:

Nearby, the North Fork Trail and its associated trails access the Highline Trail #316. The Highline Trail is part of the National Trail System and is the area's premier trail. It stretches 55 miles along the backbone of the Wasatch Mountains and is open to hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and motorcyclists, attracting trail users from around the world.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game manages the river fisheries, providing good to excellent fishing most of the year, including in St. Charles Creek. In-season big game hunting is also a popular activity.

Facilities:

The campground offers one group site that can accommodate up to 20 people. Six single sites are also available. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. A paved road leads to the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Minnetonka Cave, one of only two developed caves in the Forest Service, is a few miles from the campground. Guided cave tours are scheduled every 30 minutes daily from early June until Labor Day.

The Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge is just north of Bear Lake, offering excellent bird watching.

Bear Lake's Raspberry Days Festival occurs the first weekend in August every year, with a parade, fireworks, craft booths and a rodeo.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Tables
  • Trails
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Sites
  • Bait Shop
  • Bank
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • General Store
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Marina
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.11361, -111.44639
42°6'49"N, 111°26'47"W

From U.S. Highway 89 in St. Charles, turn west onto Forest Road #412 and travel approximately 3 miles to the forest boundary. The campground entrance is just around the bend.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ST. CHARLES CAMPGROUND
322 N 4th Street
MONTPELIER ID 83254

Phone Number:

Information: (435) 245-6521
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