Deadwood Campground is a small campground that is located at the scenic confluence of the Deadwood River and the South Fork of the Payette River on the Banks-Lowman Road 17.
Visitors enjoy rafting, kayaking and fishing on the South Fork Payette River, and hiking the nearby trails. The campground is adjacent from the river acces point.
The campground is situated at the foot of a forested hillside. Towering Ponderosa pines are scattered throughout the site, offering partial shade. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape.
The Deadwood Ridge trailhead is located in this campground, and the campground also serves as a river access point for the South Fork of the Payette River.
Camping use at this site is moderate. Driveway lengths for RV's are limited to camp trailers less than 15 feet in length.
Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. The area offers scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks and several trail opportunities.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.
Deadwood is deep in the mountains and the roads can be a bit rough. Wonderful place to kayak out and watch the osprey dive for dinner. There are some small islands that are worth exploring. Lost of shade and pretty secluded. Has outhouses in designated campgrounds. The beachfronts are gorgeous but was very smokey due to fires
This campground was burned in the pioneer this summer (2016) and will need a few years to recover. When it does recover it's worth the trip. Rather quiet as people don't know about it really. There are 2 natural hotsprings near by that you can drive to without having to pay for the higher hotspring prices.
Found deep in the Boise Forest, this senic gem is perfect for a night or week stay. Every camp sight has a perfect view of the reservoir. You can bring your boat, fishing poll, and hiking boot, because there is plenty of fishing and trails! The sunsets are absolutely beath taking! But the most beautiful view is watching the storms rolling in, no I'm not some crazy thrill seeker. They are just stunning to watch come and there is no words to describe them! This places does offer clean water and outhouses. Most of the roads to get up there are dirt, please be advised scotts bluff is the more extreme road to get up there. If you have a camper trailer i would advise taking anyother route but Scotts. Please pack out whatever you pack in and leave this beautiful place gorgeous for the next camper!! Keep camping my camping freinds!
One of my favorite campgrounds in all of Idaho. The road out to Deadwood is only open a few months of the year. While the road out can be a little rough, the campground is well worth it. The drive out is beautiful as well. Feels like you are in a different land. Four wheel drive is recommended. The campground itself is serene, with so much to do! The water from the reservoir is great for swimming,fishing and boating. There are trailheads that start right from within the campground. If you're lucky you might even hear a pack of wolves howling across the reservoir!