Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Island Bar Recreation Site

The site is located on the Lower Salmon River. It is a frequent put-in spot for floating the Lower Salmon River via raft, kayak, or jet boat. The site is largely undeveloped and is near large, sandy beaches and has easy access to the Salmon River.

BLM recreation sites also on this stretch of river are Lucile, Old Lucile, Shorts Bar, Slate Creek, Skookumchuck, White Bird, Hammer Creek and Pine Bar. Be sure to check those sites for more information and amenities for boat ramps or camping.

For river maps, authorized outfitters and shuttle services, see the links below.

Bureau of Land Management
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Island Bar Recreation Site is located in Idaho
45.4158 N
-116.2594 W
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4.8 miles east of Riggins, Idaho on Big Salmon Road
3 Reviews of Island Bar Recreation Site
Rustic camping right on the river

Lover camping on the river here! You can sleep right on the beach or up in the trees. Bring your own water but there are vault toilets. Need a pan or something for fires, but some of the best camping! Wake up to amazing views of the river, you can put your boat in upstream and float down to your site. There cliffs for jumping off and hikes can be found along the way. Lots of wildlife to see. One of my favorite spots.

Not for early season

Early season made this inaccessible except for paddlers.

First to Review
Wild horses and sandy beaches

This beautiful spot on the Salmon River is easy to get to. Great for fishing, swimming and kayaking. There are snakes and spiders as this is a desert zone so be careful! Also a cassette toilet is required to camp here!