Tower Rock Campground

Salmon Field Office (Blm)

The Lewis & Clark Expedition camped at the Tower Rock site, along the main Salmon River. Today, the site offers prime river access for floaters and steelhead and trout anglers. Camping and picnic sites are also available, and the area makes a great stopping point for scenic drivers.

The campground offers single-family campsites for both RV and designated tent-only camping. Each site is equipped with accessible picnic tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets, fishing platforms, picnic shelter, and boat ramp with access to the Salmon River are provided. No hookups are available at this location.

Need to Know

Natural Features

William Clark described the rock formation above the campground, known today as Tower Rock, as a “Clift of dark brown flint”. The Precambrian quartzite is some of the oldest rock in Idaho and can be found in the outcrops between the campground and North Fork, ID. At the nearby Tower Pirimids Day Use Area "hoodoo" type sandstone, gravel, and capstone formation can be seen near another Corps of Discovery campsite.

Nearby Attractions


The area surrounding the campground offers a multitude of recreation opportunities including motorized and non-motorized trails, hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Rafters and anglers often use the boat ramp to access the Salmon River. 

Changes & Cancellations

No changes/cancellations/refunds are allowed as all fees are paid either on-site or through the Scan & Pay App.

Contact Information


1206 S Challis St Salmon ID 83467


1206 S Challis St Salmon ID 83467

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Take Highway 93 North of Salmon, ID for 10 miles. Campground will be on the left between the highway and the Salmon River.

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