MINK CREEK GROUP SITE CAMPGROUND, ID

Mink Creek Group Site Campground is located just 12 miles south of Pocatello, Idaho, along the Bannock Highway. The Mink Creek area is a popular area for birding and wildlife viewing, with many miles of multi-use trails waiting to be explored.The campground is situated along Mink ...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • Wildlife Caution
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • Campground is accessed via a locked gate; for the access code, please call 208-236-7500 Monday - Friday from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (office closed on federal holidays).
  • There are no sewer hookups at this campground.
  • This facility is pack-it-in/pack-it-out.
  • Off-road vehicles and horses are not allowed in the campground.
  • Please call the District Office for reservations after Halloween and before Memorial Day, (208) 236-7500.
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MINK CREEK GROUP SITE GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 200 Accessible 50 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Mink Creek Group Site Campground is located just 12 miles south of Pocatello, Idaho, along the Bannock Highway. The Mink Creek area is a popular area for birding and wildlife viewing, with many miles of multi-use trails waiting to be explored.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated along Mink Creek in the scenic Bannock Mountain Range of southeastern Idaho. A grove of ponderosa pines borders one side of the site, offering partial shade. Aspens and pines dot the surrounding mountainsides.

A wide variety of birds can be found in the area, including the Western Scrub-Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird and Green-tailed and Spotted Towhees and Calliope Hummingbirds.

Recreation:

The West Fork Mink Creek Trail begins just outside the campground and is popular with hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Additional trails including Corral Creek Trail and Valve House Trail are in the vicinity.

Facilities:

The campground offers one large accessible group site that can accommodate up to 200 people. The site contains a 40x80-foot picnic pavilion with concrete base, large paved parking area, 12 large picnic tables, two serving tables and a large fire ring, two accessible vault toilets and four potable water hydrants. The pavilion has two electrical outlets and night lighting.

The road to the campground is paved, allowing easy access for RVs and cars. Security is provided by a locked entrance gate, area campground hosts and periodic county sheriff patrols.

Mink Creek Group Area is popular for outdoor weddings; if you plan to move any site furniture please call the District Office for approval at (208) 236-7500. Remember that site check-in time is 2:00 pm on the day of your reservation and check-out time is noon of the following day. Firewood is not provided and is not available on site for gathering. Garbage service is not provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Cherry Springs Nature Area is nearby, with its pretty namesake spring, a stream for fishing, paved self-guided nature trails and picnic facilities. Mink Creek Nordic Center is also nearby, with hiking and horseback riding trails in summer months and groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 06 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

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

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Thu May 28 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Grills
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Tent Pads
  • 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:
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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 31 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
May 28 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00

*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):
42.72861, -112.41722
42°43'43"N, 112°25'2"W

Take exit 63 off I-15 just south of Pocatello. Follow the brown "Mink Creek Recreation Area" signs to Bannock Highway for 2 miles, then turn left up Mink Creek Canyon. Go 7 miles south on Bannock Highway, past Bannock Guard Station, to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

MINK CREEK GROUP SITE CAMPGROUND

POCATELLO  ID  83204

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)236-7500
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