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Birch Creek Campground


Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

***An intense precipitation event occurring in southeastern Idaho resulted in the flooding of the popular Birch Creek campground. Fast moving water washed out many of the roads, leaving eroded gaps as deep as 3 __ feet. While the area is still open to the public, the Bureau of Land Management Upper Snake Field Office urges the public to remain cautious, as the site has significantly changed.***This campground includes approximately 25 campsites with amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and restrooms, located along Birch Creek. Additionally, there are a variety of large undeveloped camping areas without picnic tables or fire rings south of the middle access (Find map link below). The campground provides easy access for fishing and can serve as a base camp to recreate in Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Amateur anglers and seasoned fly fishing experts will find an abundance of brook and rainbow trout, with some brown trout. At the main entrance, a stop on the Nez Perce National Historic Trail features interpretive panels that explain some of the tragic history of the area. There are no fees associated with this site (except for group reservations). There are 4 group sites available for reservation at $35/night. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance by calling the Upper Snake Field Office at 208-524-7500 or in person at 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls Idaho 83401. Group Site 1: Accommodates groups of 20-30 people and about 4 trailers plus multiple vehicles. It has a steel fire ring, picnic table and is adjacent to a restroom. Group Site 2: Accommodates groups of 30-40 people and about 6 trailers plus multiple vehicles. It has a steel fire ring, picnic table and is adjacent to a restroom. Group Site 3: Accommodates groups of 100 people or more with many trailers and vehicles. It is close to a restroom but does not have a steel fire ring or picnic tables. Group Site 4: Accommodates 100 or more people with many trailers and vehicles. Large groups are advised to rent additional portable toilets or use the facilities in their camper. This site does not have steel fire rings or picnic tables.

Fee Info

$35 per night for group site reservation only. Otherwise, donations accepted

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Birch Creek Campground is located in Idaho

Detail location of campground


From Leadore, go south on ID-28 about 50 miles. From Idaho Falls, Take I-15 north to ID-33 west. Drive through town of Mud Lake and take ID-28 north about 29 miles. Campground will be on the left.


Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls Field Office 1405 Hollipark Drive
Idaho falls, ID 83401


44.13916224 N
112.8999904 W

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JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2021

Boondocking alongside a creek with the Lemhi mountains as a backdrop.

The campground is a super scenic spot to pitch camp in an RV in a tranquil setting surrounded by mountains and forests. There are twenty-five standard non-electric sites at the campground that are operated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Every site is along Birch Creek and has a picnic table and fire pit. There 5-6 toilets buildings spread through the camping area. At least one has potable water. Route 28 runs parallel to the creek 300’ - 500’ away, but we couldn’t hear the traffic over the sound of the creek.

The road through the campground is well graded.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Birch Creek Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on, Birch Creek Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Birch Creek Campground?

According to campers on, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is unknown.