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Custer #1 Campground

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National Forest

Salmon-Challis National Forest

This campground is along the__Custer Motorway just above the townsite of Custer, a boom town during the late 1800's. Visit the museum, open 9 - 5 Memorial Day through Labor Day. Facilities include 6 sites with picnic tables and fire rings with cooking grills. Campground has a vault toilet and can accommodate trailers and motorhomes up to 32 feet long.

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Location

Custer #1 Campground is located in Idaho

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Directions

From Stanley:Drive 11 miles east on Highway 75 to the Sunbeam Dam overlook. Turn left onto forest road #013 for about 11 miles. Campground is on the left.From Challis:Drive 42 miles west on Highway 75 to the Sunbeam Dam overlook. Turn right onto forest road #013 for about 11 miles. Campground is on the left.

Coordinates

44.399185 N
114.663981 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • AT&T
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

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  • Toilets

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2 Reviews

Annie C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2021

Quiet except for the OHVs

This small campground is along the Adventure Road going up the pass between Custer and Challis, on the Custer side of the pass. Really cool massive boulders are in and around the campground, and even though it is along the pass and near a beautiful gorge, you really can’t see anything beyond the campground due to the terrain. Sites are on the larger side, but not necessarily level. There are picnic tables and fire rings and a clean vault toilet, but not much else. Shade trees are on the skinny side so it may be difficult to hang a hammock. During the day it can get dusty with OHVs going up and down the road. For a cool experience, check out the ghost town of Custer or go further along the Adventure Road to see the ruins of some of the stagecoach stops.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Custer #1 Campground by Annie C., July 31, 2021
  • Review photo of Custer #1 Campground by Annie C., July 31, 2021
  • Review photo of Custer #1 Campground by Annie C., July 31, 2021
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Alex S.
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2021

Small and just right

$5 a night but only 6 pull in spots to choose from with all being about the same as far as benefits. Tables and fire pits in each one & 4/6 have shade.

One pit toilet which was very clean during my visit.

I pulled in on a Saturday @ 6pm and only one spot was taken so lucky me.

NO cell service whatsoever here either(AT&T)

Location works for exploring the local areas up and down the fork

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Custer #1 Campground by Alex S., July 20, 2021
  • Review photo of Custer #1 Campground by Alex S., July 20, 2021
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