Curlew Campground is located just seven miles north of Snowville, Utah, and fewer than 10 miles south of Holbrook, Idaho. The campground is adjacent to Stone Reservoir in the Curlew National Grassland. It sits at an elevation of 4,700 feet.
Stone Reservoir is closed to all motor crafts, boats and water crafts do to invasive spieces.
The surrounding area is crisscrossed by numerous off-road vehicle trails. Horseback riding is allowed on the open range.
The campground is open year-round and contains one large group site that can accommodate up to 200 people. A picnic shelter, picnic and serving tables, grills, campfire rings, drinking water spigot, cement site pad and horseshoe pits are provided.
Several single sites and one triple-family campsite, are available as well. Each individual campsite is equipped with tables, campfire rings and grills. Most sites have small picnic shelters for shade. Site 14 is accessible, with a cement site pad and paved parking spur.
Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. A campground host is on-site. The road within the campground is paved and parking spurs, unless otherwise noted, are gravel. Security is provided by the host and periodic patrols by the county sheriff.
The surrounding area is an open desert environment dotted with sagebrush and very few trees. The campground contains open, mowed lawns. Natural shade is very limited.
Curlew National Grassland offers great areas for year-round birding. Some of the birds found in the area include Sage Thrasher, Vesper Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Ash-throated Flycatcher and Scott's Oriole. Sharp-tailed grouse are best viewed in March and April.
Nesters include the Ferruginous Hawk, Common Poorwill, Gray Flycatcher, Pinyon and Western Scrub-Jays, Juniper Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird and Loggerhead Shrike. Redhead, Ring-necked duck, Canvasback and Lesser Scaup can often be seen near Stone Reservoir. Fall brings Canada and Snow geese. Wintering birds include Killdeer, Marsh Wren and song sparrows.
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Seven miles off the freeway. Not many sites like five or six. Grassy and flat with a picnic shade. Just needed a place to sleep on our way to Utah. Be aware…bathrooms are locked and water is turned off after 10/1. We did find a open bathroom over by the boat launch.
Curlew National Grasslands is a tiny area near Snowville, UT. We were looking for a quiet place for an "overnight/passing through the area" spot. Easy to reach with only 1/2 mile at most gravel. Our experience was on a Tuesday. NO ONE ELSE was camped there except the campground host who was camped in what we thought was the day area. Covered picnic tables, fire rings, clean outhouses and flat sites.
Coming from the Snake River Plain and eastern montana this campground was just like visiting home for us! (Idaho is one of my homes) It was a beautiful site of rolling grass underneath the dark grey skies of an encroaching storm.
At the campground there are a variety of campground from huge 200+ person group sites to single, double, and triple sites. We really enjoyed having a quick lunch on the far north side of the reservoir where there are awnings with metal fire rings and numerous bathrooms. Just a warning however that the road leading north towards American Falls was closed when we were there in early July