Grouse Campground

Payette National Forest

Grouse Campground is located just 16 miles from McCall, Idaho, on the shores of Goose Lake. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and horseback riding.

Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to first download the free mobile app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

The campground offers several single and double-family sites, all of which are accessible. Most sites have scenic lake views. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided, and a horse-unloading ramp and hitching rail is provided in the campground near the boat ramp. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Goose Lake is situated in the beautiful Salmon River Mountain range at an elevation of 6,500 feet. A forest of Engelmann spruce and lodgepole pines provides partial shade in the campground, which is a short, three-minute walk from the shoreline. Summer wildflowers are abundant.

Nearby Attractions

Brundage Mountain Resort, located nearby, offers scenic chairlift rides and excellent lift-served mountain biking and hiking.


Goose Lake is a no-wake lake offering rainbow and brook trout fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Numerous hiking, horseback riding and dirt bike trails are in the vicinity, including Granite Mountain Lookout and Goose Creek Falls.

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Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From McCall, Idaho, travel north on Highway 55 for 5 miles to Goose Lake Road/Brundage Mountain Resort Road/Forest Road 257. Turn right and travel up the winding two-lane paved road approximately 4 miles, where the roadway turns to a gravel surface. Travel another 6.5 miles to the Grouse Campground turnoff and continue to the campground.

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