SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND, ID

Scout Mountain Campground is located on beautiful Scout Mountain at an elevation of 6,900 feet, just 13 miles south of Pocatello, Idaho. Scout Mountain is part of the Mink Creek area, a popular place for birding and wildlife viewing. Visitors enjoy exploring a variety of local multi-use...
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates

Book a Campsite at SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND, ID

Enter Dates

Narrow Results




Know Before You Go
  • Wildlife Caution
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • The road to the campground is paved and has a few switchbacks; RVs should have no trouble accessing the facility
  • There are no electric, water or sewer site hookups at this campground
  • This is a pack it in, pack it out facility; please bring garbage bags
  • A fee of $5 will be collected on-site for extra vehicles parked anywhere but at the group site
  • Horses, livestock and off-road vehicles are not permitted in the campground
  • 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.
     Available online       Unavailable online
Campsite Search Results: 1-13 of 13 Previous | Next
Site# Loop Site type Max # of people Equip length/ Driveway Amenities Online availability
Campsite Search Results: 1-13 of 13 Previous | Next
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 65 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 60 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 70 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 65 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 16 60 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 100 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 70 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 16 Accessible 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 60 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Photos
Photo: SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND Photo: SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND Photo: SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND Photo: SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND Photo: SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND Photo: SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND
Overview

Overview

Scout Mountain Campground is located on beautiful Scout Mountain at an elevation of 6,900 feet, just 13 miles south of Pocatello, Idaho. Scout Mountain is part of the Mink Creek area, a popular place for birding and wildlife viewing. Visitors enjoy exploring a variety of local multi-use trails.

Natural Features:

The campground sits high atop the Bannock Mountain Range in a scenic forest of Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and aspen, which offers partial shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant.

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

Recreation:

Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and dirt biking are very popular activities in the area. The paved 1-mile Scout Mountain Nature Trail loops the campground, leading to several overlooks. The East Fork Mink Creek Trail begins within the site and the Crestline Trail is nearby.

Facilities:

The campground contains one large group site for up to 100 people, with picnic and serving tables, grills and a campfire ring with benches.

Single and double sites are available as well, with picnic tables, campfire rings, lantern posts and tent pads.

Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Cherry Springs Nature Area is less than 6 miles from the campground, with its pretty namesake spring, a stream for fishing, paved self-guided nature trails and picnic facilities. Mink Creek Nordic Center is about 5 miles away, with hiking and horseback riding trails in summer months and groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Fri Aug 21 2015

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

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Sat Feb 21 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 Thu Oct 30 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Oct 18 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Climbing
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • 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 30 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00-$20.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Oct 18 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00-$20.00
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):
42.69167, -112.35889
42°41'30"N, 112°21'32"W

Take I-15 to exit 63 south of Pocatello. Follow the brown Mink Creek Recreation Area signs to Bannock Highway for 2 miles. Turn left up the canyon. Go 4.5 miles to the East Fork Mink Creek road and turn left. Go 5.3 miles up East Fork Mink Creek road to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SCOUT MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND
4350 CLIFFS DRIVE
POCATELLO  ID  83204

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)236-7500
Additional Information