Last Chance

Payette National Forest

At Last Chance Campground, there are 20 single and three double sites situated along Goose Creek in a mature Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir forest.

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.

This popular campground along Goose Creek features twenty single sites, three double sites, and one group area. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. All sites are available on a first come, first serve basis. There are vault toilets and drinking water through a hand pump and an artesian well. There are no hookups and no trash receptacles; please pack out your trash. A day use area has a horseshoe pit and picnic tables.

Natural Features

Last Chance Campground is situated among large ponderosa pine and Douglas fir trees, which offer a charming forested setting. The campground is situated along Goose Creek, at approximately 4,653 feet.

Recreation

This campground boasts many opportunities for recreation. Goose Lake is a short distance away, which features a picnic area, restrooms, and fishing piers. There is excellent fishing in the reservoir, or try your luck in Goose Creek, next to the campground. Popular Goose Creek Trail #533 begins at the campground and leads to Goose Creek Falls and onto Brundage Reservoir. Hiking to Goose Creek Falls is a family-friendly hike that everyone is sure to enjoy. A special treat is to go huckleberry picking in late summer along the trail! 

Contact Information

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Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Travel north of McCall on Highway 55 for seven miles and then turn right onto road #453; a small sign on the right indicates Last Chance Campground before the turnoff. Travel north two more miles on dirt road #453 to the campground. Volunteer Camp Hosts are present from May to September. This campground tents to fill up quickly on weekends and holidays, so plan accordingly!

Available Campsites