Big Springs Campground is nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek at an elevation of 6,500 feet, just 16 miles from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Visitors enjoy fishing and exploring local trails.
Pebble Creek offers cutthroat and rainbow trout fishing. Big Springs Nature Trail begins in the site, offering an easy path along the creek.
The multi-use Boundary Trail, for hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, begins in the campground and accesses several additional local trails.
The campground contains one large group site that can accommodate up to 175 people with a shelter, tables, a campfire ring, grills and parking.
Several single and double sites are also available with tables, campfire rings and grills. Some sites have stairs between the parking spur and site pad. Single and double sites on the less shady Loop B have picnic shelters. Two equestrian sites are available with horse corrals and hitching racks.
Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Security is provided by hosts and periodic county sheriff patrols.
A Douglas fir forest towers over Loop A, offering partial shade. Loop B is situated among a grove of aspens which provide limited shade. Sagebrush, grasses and summer wildflowers dot the landscape.
Lava Hot Springs is close enough for an exciting day trip. A natural hot springs soaking pool, Olympic-sized swimming pool, water slides and diving platforms provide fun for all ages. Two 9-hole disc golf courses are linked around the pool complex.
Tubing on the Portneuf River is also a very popular activity. Tube rentals are available at many locations in town.
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This campground is a little bit of a drive to get to, but it is well maintained and has great hiking trails.
Never go there, the camp host is a hard ass with a gun. I go camping to enjoy the out doors and have never met a camp host who was not pleasent when speaking to me. This ass has some character flaws. Even when wrong he didn't back down, only go here if you want to get pushed around.