Hayfork Group Campground is located 49 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, along scenic Highway 21. Historic Idaho City is just 12 miles south of the campground. Visitors enjoy fishing in Mores Creek and exploring local trails.
The campground provides one large-group campsite for reservation. It can accommodate up to 50 people and is a great location for family reunions or small weddings. The site is equipped with multiple tables, a grill and a campfire circle with benches.
Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Parking spurs are gravel. Due to the campground's proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected.
The Idaho Transportation Department is making improvements to 12 miles of SH 21, between Mores Creek Summit (MP 52) to Beaver Creek Summit (MP 64). Work is planned for July 2023 (after 4th of July holiday) and will extend through August 2023. The road will be fully closed Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Access to recreation sites within the work zone will be restricted during work hours, plan accordingly. Visit https://itdprojects.org/ for project updates.
The campground is situated at the foot of a ponderosa pine-forested hillside along Highway 21, at an elevation of 5,100 feet. The campsite, however, is in an open area with limited shade. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant in the surrounding area.
Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, snakes along Mores Creek to Mores Creek Summit, Gold Fork and Banner Ridge, offering historic sites, hot springs pools and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forest along the way.
Mores Creek runs between the highway and the campground, offering whitefish and rainbow trout fishing.
Numerous trails are in the area, providing ample opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle riding. In the winter, the area becomes a playground for back country skiers and snowmobiles.
HIGHWAY 21 IDAHO CITY ID 83706
For campground inquiries, please call: 208-392-6681
From Idaho City, take Highway 21 north for about 11 miles to the campground. The entrance is on the east side of the road.