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SUNNY GULCH CAMPGROUND, ID

Photo: SUNNY GULCH CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sunny Gulch Campground sits along the shores of Salmon River in the forests of central Idaho.

Natural Features:

The campground offers spectacular views of the Sawtooth Mountains. Summer wildflowers are plentiful and lodgepole pines provide partial shade. Temperatures are cool with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Recreation:

Excellent fishing is right out your back door on the Salmon River, with rainbow trout, Westslope cutthroat trout and occasional hybrid cutbows and bull trout available.

Sunny Gulch lies in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. A myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities are available, and an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains.

Facilities:

Sunny Gulch offers several campsites, a handful of which are close to a large picnic shelter. These sites and the shelter are perfect for a family reunion, wedding or other special event. The shelter contains a grill, utility tables, a dutch oven cooking surface and eight picnic tables.

Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

The Alpine Way Trail begins less than a mile from the campground, and the Idaho Centennial Trail passes nearby.

Redfish and Stanley Lakes are nearby with great boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Numerous additional sparkling lakes and streams dot the area.

Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • More than 30 additional campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Idaho Off-road Vehicle Safety Message
  • Bring confirmation letter with you to verify your reservation
  • Pavilion is reservable for day-use only
  • 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
  • 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):
44.17611, -114.90917
44°10'34"N, 114°54'33"W

From Stanley, Idaho, take Highway 75 south approximately 3 miles. Campground is on the north side of the road, between the highway and the Salmon River.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SUNNY GULCH CAMPGROUND
SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION
STANLEY ID 83278

Phone Number:

Information: (208)774-2453