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BONNEVILLE, ID

Photo: BONNEVILLE
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Bonneville Campground is 19 miles east of Lowman, Idaho just off Highway 21 at an elevation of 4,700 feet. Warm Springs Creek runs alongside the campground and the South Fork Payette River lies across the highway. Visitors enjoy soaking at Bonneville Hot Springs and fishing in the creek and river.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a bluff overlooking Warm Springs Creek. A forest of towering Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir covers the campground. Most campsites have plentiful shade. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. Deer and elk may be seen wandering through the area on occasion.

Recreation:

A 1/4-mile hiking trail leads from the campground to Bonneville Hot Springs, where a soaking pool awaits. Warm Springs Creek offers good trout fishing.

The South Fork Payette River offers whitewater rafting, kayaking and trout fishing. The Deadwood River Access area is located near Lowman.

Facilities:

The campground contains several accessible single-family sites and one double site, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. A campground host is on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, and the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. Both byways offer scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks and several trail opportunities.

Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hot Springs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tables
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • Maximum of 2 vehicles allowed at single sites, 4 vehicles at double site; extra vehicles will be charged $5 at the campground
  • Day use fee for non-campers is $5
  • There are no electric, water or sewer site hookups available
  • Please contact the Lowman Ranger District at 208-259-3361 for off-season camping information
  • Click here for more information on the Boise 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.15165, -115.31163
44°9'6"N, 115°18'42"W

From Boise, Idaho, take State Highway 55 to Banks. Turn East on Banks Lowman Highway 17 to Lowman. Turn left on Highway 21. The campground is located at milepost 91.5.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BONNEVILLE
LOWMAN
ID

Phone Number:

Information: (208)259-3361