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WILLOW FLAT CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofCaribou-Targhee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: WILLOW FLAT CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Willow Flat is a popular campground, located on the banks of the Cub River, in southeastern Idaho. It sits in a pretty valley, surrounded by scenic mountain views, at an elevation of 6,300 feet. Visitors enjoy fishing the river and exploring numerous forested trails.

Natural Features:

A mixed forest of pines, spruce and hardwoods provides partial shade and beautiful scenery. The banks of the Cub River are lined with dense stands of willow, a favorite food of local moose. Deer and elk are often seen in the area as well.

Recreation:

The Cub River provides great fishing for wild cutthroat and hatchery rainbow trout.

Numerous trails begin within the campground, including a 1/2-mile nature trail to Sam Parkinson Spring.

The multi-use Cub River Trail also begins at the campground, offering great hiking, mountain and dirt biking, as well as off-road vehicle and horseback riding. The trail accesses the Highline Trail, the North Fork of St. Charles Creek and the Cub River Guard Station.

Facilities:

This large campground contains six group campsites than can accommodate 24 to 100 people. Numerous single-family campsites are available at the campground as well.

Some single and group sites have picnic shelters. A few single sites must be accessed via footbridges over the river from the parking spur.

Amenities available at the campground include vault toilets and drinking water. An amphitheater with bleacher seating and a cement platform is located at group site G03. Roads and parking spurs within the campground are gravel.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Berry Picking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
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 dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.13944, -111.62528
42°8'22"N, 111°37'31"W

From Preston, Idaho, head south on U.S. Highway 91 for approximately 3 miles. Turn east on the Cub River Road (Forest Road 406) and travel 3 miles past the Cache National Forest boundary to the intersection of Forest Road 406 and Forest Road 407. Bear right at the intersection, staying on Forest Road 406, and travel over a mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WILLOW FLAT CAMPGROUND
322 N 4TH
MONTPELIER  ID  83254

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)847-0375
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