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TRAP CREEK CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofSawtooth National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: TRAP CREEK CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Trap Creek Campground is located in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range in central Idaho.

Natural Features:

Summer wildflowers are plentiful and a mixed stand of pines provides partial shade. Trap Creek flows nearby. The campground sits at an elevation of 6,670 feet, and temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Recreation:

Trap Creek is situated in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. A myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities are available, with an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscrossing the valley and surrounding mountains, including the Idaho Centennial Trail, which passes through the site.

Expansive and scenic Elk Meadow is near the campground, providing a great location for bird and wildlife watching.

Facilities:

This small campground offers one group site that consists of three smaller sites. If the group site is not reserved, the individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vault toilets are provided. The road to the site and the parking spur within are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous sparkling lakes and streams, including the Salmon River, dot the area, making for great rainbow and native Westslope cutthroat trout fishing. Stanley and Redfish Lakes are nearby, offering great boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho Off-Road Vehicle Safety Message
  • Bring confirmation letter to the campground
  • The camp fee includes one vehicle for a single site and two vehicles for a double site. A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles over these limits
  • Click here for more info about the Sawtooth 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.31639, -115.08806
44°18'59"N, 115°5'17"W

From Stanley, Idaho, take State Highway 21 west 12 miles. Take Forest Road 540 to Trap Creek Campground, located adjacent to State Highway 21.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TRAP CREEK CAMPGROUND
SAWTOOTH,STANLEY
ID 83278

Phone Number:

Information: (208)774-3000
(208)774-2453
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