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DAVIS CANYON CAMPGROUND, ID

Photo: DAVIS CANYON CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Davis Canyon Campground is situated on St. Charles Creek a scenic canyon in the forests of southeast Idaho.

Natural Features:

A mixed-growth conifer and aspen forest covers the campground. St. Charles Creek flows gently past the site.

Recreation:

Nearby, the North Fork Trail and its associated trails access the Highline Trail #316. The Highline Trail is part of the National Trail System and is the area's premier trail. It stretches 55 miles along the backbone of the Wasatch Mountains and is open to hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and motorcyclists, attracting trail users from around the world.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game manages the river fisheries, providing excellent fishing most of the year, including in St. Charles Creek. In-season big game hunting is also a popular activity.

Facilities:

This campground contains one accessible group site that can accommodate up to 40 people. The group site is made up of three smaller individual sites. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided, as are vault toilets. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

Minnetonka Cave, one of only two developed caves in the Forest Service, is a few miles from the campground. Guided cave tours are scheduled every 30 minutes daily from early June until Labor Day.

The Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge is just north of Bear Lake, offering excellent bird watching.

Bear Lake's Raspberry Days Festival occurs the first weekend in August every year, with a parade, fireworks, craft booths and a rodeo.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Circles
  • Gold Panning
  • Group Camping
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Cave Tours
  • Hiking
Know Before You Go
  • Wildlife Caution
  • Idaho Off-Road Vehicle Safety Message
  • No water is available in the campground; nearest water is at Porcupine Campground approximately 2 miles away
  • Site #1 is not part of the group and is available as a single site on a first come, first served basis
  • Single sites can be used on a walk-in basis only if campground is not reserved
  • This is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility; please bring garbage bags
  • Parking is limited
  • Off-road vehicle use is not allowed in the canyon
  • There is no cell phone service
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.10731, -111.48892
42°6'26"N, 111°29'20"W

Take U.S. Highway 89 north from Garden City, Utah, or south from Montpelier, Idaho, to St. Charles. Drive west from St. Charles along Forest Road 412 about 6 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

DAVIS CANYON CAMPGROUND
745 East 200 So.
Hyrum ID 84319

Phone Number:

Information: (435)245-6521