Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Dagger Falls

Eight sites are located along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River away from the busy Boundary Creek launch area. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. The campground amenities include a vault toilet and drinking water. There are no garbage services available. The water falls are magnificent and the fishing terrific.

National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Dagger Falls is located in Idaho
44.528 N
-115.283 W
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Dagger Falls is accessed by dirt road from Idaho State Highway 21, and is often closed by snowdrifts until late May or early June. The turn-off is located 23 miles west of Stanley or 107 miles east of Boise between mileposts 109 and 110. This road is commonly referred to as the Bear Valley Road. The road is rough and narrow; your vehicle and/or trailer should be prepared for 25 miles (approx. 40 minutes) of single-lane dirt road. Sign for Dagger Falls is before you arrive at Boundary Creek, be cautious on this heavily travelled road.
3 Reviews of Dagger Falls
Great time

Dagger falls is amazing. The campground is clean and well kept.

Salmon jumping!

My fiance and I were backpacking in the Frank Church area in late June and Dagger Falls was one of our stops. We didn't realize there was a campground here, but as soon as we found out we decided to stay the night. The campground was pretty quiet and very clean, and there was a restroom and clean water available. We cooled off in the river near the bridge by camp #7. And we saw many large salmon jumping up over the rapids and the salmon ladder! This was a pleasant surprise to us.

First to Review
Best Campground in America

If you have the vechicle and the determination, you can travel the 25 miles on a rough dirt road to get to the most beautiful campground ever.

This campground provides some overflow camping for MF floaters, but it is mostly quiet, with the exception of big holiday weekends.

There is great hiking here both up and downriver. Check current regsfor fishing….and come the first of July you may be fortunate enough to see Salmon jumping at Dagger Falls!