BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU, ID

Big Springs Campground is nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek at an elevation of 6,500 feet, just 16 miles from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Visitors enjoy fishing and exploring local trails.A Douglas fir forest towers over Loop A, offering partial shade. Loop B is situated among ...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 19 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This is Big Springs Campground on the Caribou National Forest near Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
  • Wildlife Caution
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • There are no electric, water or sewer site hookups at this campground
  • This facility is pack-it-in/pack-it-out
  • A fee of $5 for extra vehicles will be collected on-site
  • Off-road vehicles not allowed to be operated on campground roads
  • Click here for more info about the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 175 Accessible 0 Pull-Through
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 8 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 45 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 60 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 70 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 16 Accessible 65 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 60 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 50 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 65 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 65 Back-In
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BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 70 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Big Springs Campground is nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek at an elevation of 6,500 feet, just 16 miles from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Visitors enjoy fishing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

A Douglas fir forest towers over Loop A, offering partial shade. Loop B is situated among a grove of aspens which provide limited shade. Sagebrush, grasses and summer wildflowers dot the landscape.

Recreation:

Pebble Creek offers cutthroat and rainbow trout fishing. Big Springs Nature Trail begins in the site, offering an easy path along the creek.

The multi-use Boundary Trail, for hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, begins in the campground and accesses several additional local trails.

Facilities:

The campground contains one large group site that can accommodate up to 175 people with a shelter, tables, a campfire ring, grills and parking.

Several single and double sites are also available with tables, campfire rings and grills. Some sites have stairs between the parking spur and site pad. Single and double sites on the less shady Loop B have picnic shelters. Two equestrian sites are available with horse corrals and hitching racks.

Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Security is provided by hosts and periodic county sheriff patrols.

Nearby Attractions:

Lava Hot Springs is close enough for an exciting day trip. A natural hot springs soaking pool, Olympic-sized swimming pool, water slides and diving platforms provide fun for all ages. Two 9-hole disc golf courses are linked around the pool complex.

Tubing on the Portneuf River is also a very popular activity. Tube rentals are available at many locations in town.

Booking Window

EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Mon Jan 26 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Sun Jul 26 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Mon Jan 26 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Sun Oct 19 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Lantern Posts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Tent Pads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 22 2014 -
Oct 19 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00-$20.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $10.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.76556, -112.09528
42°45'56"N, 112°5'43"W

Just east of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, look for "Pebble Area" sign and turn left onto Blaser Highway/Old Highway 30. Go north on the paved highway 9 miles to Pebble Creek Road, known locally as Mike's Place or Whiskey Mike's. Turn left across railroad tracks on gravel Forest Road 036. Travel about 7 miles to the campground.

Pebble Creek Road is a narrow single-lane dirt road with limited sight distance and not suitable for the very large RVs (the tour bus size RVs that require overhead clearance due to their height and have limited turning capacity due to length, as opposed to a truck with trailer of the same length which has a tighter turning radius due to the hitch).
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BIG SPRINGS - CARIBOU
4350 CLIFFS DRIVE
POCATELLO  ID  83204

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)236-7500
Additional Information