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Big Cottonwood Campground


Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

Two-wheel drive vehicles are sufficient to reach the campground, located on the East Fork of the Jarbidge River about half a mile north of Murphy Hot Springs.

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Big Cottonwood Campground is located in Idaho

Detail location of campground


Travel to Murphy Hot Springs via the Bruneau-Three Creek Road or the Jarbidge Road. The Jarbidge Road, also called Three Creek Highway, has an asphalt surface and originates from U.S. 93 at Rogerson, Idaho. From Rogerson to Murphy Hot Springs it is 49 miles.


Jarbidge Field Office 2878 Addison Avenue East
Twin falls, ID 83301


42.03138889 N
115.3672222 W

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Beth M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2023

Lovely Area

This whole area is absolutely lovely and extremely accessible. No cell signal anywhere near. Note that Murphy Hot Springs is not open as of August 2023 and no dates are planned for its opening

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Chani K.
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2020

Almost to Big Cottonwood, unmarked spot

What an incredible spot! On the north entrance/end coming out of Jarbidge and the Jarbidge wilderness, this little spot lies just next to Big Cottonwood, and truly can only be seen heading toward the campground, not away from it. It’s right up against the river and has excellent privacy. There is a designated fire pit, perfect access to the beautiful flowing river, and is easy to drive in and out of.

I will absolutely hope to stay here again, that is, if we can find it twice ;)

  • Review photo of Big Cottonwood Campground by Chani K., July 17, 2020

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What is the elevation of Big Cottonwood Campground?

Big Cottonwood Campground is located at 5131 feet.