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WARM RIVER, ID

part ofCaribou-Targhee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: WARM RIVER
Status: Closed through Sun May 10 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Warm River Campground is located on its namesake in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest of southwestern Idaho. Visitors love the campground for its river tubing opportunities. Fishing and hiking are popular as well.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated along the slow-moving Warm River at an elevation of 5,200 feet. Thickets of willow line the riverbanks and pine trees offer partial shade.

Recreation:

Warm River is a popular location for tubing and fishing. Anglers cast for whitefish, brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout.

Numerous hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails are in the immediate area, leading to natural springs, waterfalls and old railroad lines and tunnels.

Facilities:

The campground offers one large group site that can accommodate up to 100 guests. Several single sites are also available, 11 of which are for tent camping only.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Nearby Attractions:

Ashton, Idaho, about 9 miles away, offers gas and grocery services.

Island Park is nearby, with numerous lakes, rivers, streams and trails, offering plentiful outdoor activities for visitors of all ages.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are within a couple hour's drive as well, with outstanding scenery and wildlife.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Wildlife Caution
  • Idaho Off-road Vehicle Safety Message
  • RVs over 30 feet in length and/or any single vehicle over 15,000 pounds are not permitted on the bridge in the campground that accesses sites 6-13
  • $6 fee for extra vehicles
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • Please bring reservation confirmation to the campground
  • Walk-in sites may be available
  • 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):
44.12, -111.31361
44°7'12"N, 111°18'49"W

From Ashton, Idaho, travel northeast on Highway 47 to Warm River. Turn right onto Fish Creek Road and continue 1/4-mile to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WARM RIVER
TARGHEE NATIONAL FOREST
ASHTON  ID 

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)558-7658
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