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NORTH FORK (ID), ID

Photo: NORTH FORK (ID)
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

North Fork Campground is situated on the banks of the beautiful Big Wood River at an elevation of 6,300 feet. Visitors enjoy fishing and tubing on the river and exploring the Harriman Trail.

Natural Features:

A scenic aspen forest covers North Fork, offering plentiful shade. Pines dot the landscape and colorful summer wildflowers are abundant. Willows and grasses line the riverbank. Temperatures are cool with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Recreation:

This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Fly-fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout is popular on the Big Wood River, as is float tubing.

The 20-mile Harriman Trail leads past the campground, offering excellent hiking and biking. Numerous additional trails spur off the Harriman Trail leading to deep canyons, sparkling lakes, swimming holes and more excellent high country fishing.

Facilities:

The campground contains several family sites, some of which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area Visitor Center is 1/2-mile from the campground, with a small museum, bookstore and area information. An RV dump station and drinking water are located here as well.

Easley Hot Springs is 6 miles north, offering a swimming pool, hot tubs, showers and a small store.

Popular area events include Wagon Days in Ketchum in September.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho Off-road Vehicle Safety Message
  • Bring reservation confirmation to the campground
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups at this campground
  • First-come, first-served sites are available
  • The camp fee includes one vehicle for a single site and two vehicles for a double site. A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles over these limits
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted at the campground
  • Click here for more info about the Sawtooth 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):
43.78833, -114.42444
43°47'18"N, 114°25'28"W

From Ketchum, Idaho, travel approximately 8 miles north on Highway 75. Campground is on the west side of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

NORTH FORK (ID)
HWY 75 8 MILES NORTH OF KETCHUM
Ketchum ID 83340

Phone Number:

Information: (208)774-3000