Buckhorn Bar

Payette National Forest

Located alongside the South Fork Salmon River, Buckhorn Bar Campground has 9 campsites, and an additional four walk-in, tent only sites. 

This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. 

If this option is available, you will need to first download the free Recreation.gov mobile app https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

There are nine campground units, four walk-in sites with tables, fire rings, grills, handicapped accessible toilets and drinking water.


Fishing and rafting in the South Fork of the Salmon River.

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Driving Directions

Eight miles south of the confluence of the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River on the South Fork of the Salmon River Road. 

From McCall, go 30 miles northeast on Forest Road 48, then 7.5 miles south on FR 674; or access via Warm Lake Road just north of Cascade and then down the South Fork of the Salmon River road.

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