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SWINGING BRIDGE, ID

part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SWINGING BRIDGE
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Swinging Bridge Campground is located 10 miles north of Banks, Idaho just off Highway 55 at an elevation of 4,000 feet.

The North Fork Payette River flows next to the highway, where whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated is a scenic canyon just above Highway 55. The mountains are forested with a mix of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines and shade is plentiful within most of the campground. Summer days are warm, reaching 80-90 degrees; nights are cooler.

Recreation:

The North Fork Payette River is a very popular location for whitewater rafting and kayaking. The Payette Whitewater Roundup is held annually in July along different sections of the river.

Anglers will find good to excellent fishing for whitefish and rainbow trout.

Facilities:

The campground contains single-family sites, each with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved. Because of its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Rafting
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • This campground has first come, first served sites
  • A fee of $5/day will be collected for extra vehicles at the campground
  • 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):
44.17156, -116.12096
44°10'18"N, 116°7'15"W

From Horseshoe Bend, ID, take State Rt. 55 north for 21.5 miles to the campground sign. Turn right after the sign into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SWINGING BRIDGE
BOISE
  ID 

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)365-7004
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