Standard (tent/RV)
Cabins
Dispersed
Group
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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Kelly Forks Campground

Tucked away in a heavily wooded, streamside location at the confluence of Kelly Creek and the North Fork of the Clearwater River in Northwest Idaho, is Kelly Forks Campground.  With 14 campground sites, a group area, campground host and a hiking trail going directly up to Flat Mountain from the site, horseback riding trails in the vicinity, swimming and an abundant watchable wildlife, Kelly Forks has a little of everything. Also, for the all the anglers out there, Kelly Forks boasts a Blue Ribbon cutthroat trout stream (catch and release).

Site
1
Price
$5.00 - $10.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Location
Kelly Forks Campground is located in Idaho
Latitude
46.7171 N
Longitude
-115.2547 W
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Directions
The cabin is approximately 48 miles northeast of the community of Pierce, Idaho. The last 31 miles to the cabin from Pierce are narrow, have a gravel surface and may be peppered with large potholes and rocks, so travel can be slow-going. Kelly Forks Cabin is also situated about 54 miles southwest of Superior, Montana consisting mostly of gravel surface that can be rough and partially blocked. Visitors are advised to consult a map, and the forest web site in advance of making reservations as well as prior to travel, to plan their trip accordingly.   From Lewiston, Idaho: Travel 45 miles west on U.S. Highway 12 to the bridge at Orofino, Idaho. Cross the bridge - don't deviate; you will travel on Michigan Avenue and then Grangemont Road, aka State Highway 7- and continue 30 miles north to the former Jaype Mill site. Turn right and continue 6 miles to the town of Pierce, Idaho. Drive through Pierce (approximately 3/4 mile) and turn left on French Mountain Road, also known as Forest Road 250. Remain on FR 250 for 48 miles until you reach the Kelly Forks Work Center. From Superior, Montana: Travel 25 miles west on Forest Road 250, also known as the Trout Creek Road. You will cross the Hoodoo Pass at the Idaho-Montana stateline. Continue south on FR 250 for approximately 29 more miles until you reach the Kelly Forks Work Center. *NOTE: Hoodoo Pass rises to 6,000-ft elevation and is typically impassable due to snow from November until early July. This pass is not plowed and alternative access may be necessary until the snowpack melts through. From Missoula, Montana: Travel 173 miles west on U.S. Highway 12 to the bridge at Orofino, Idaho. Cross the bridge - don't deviate; you will travel on Michigan Avenue and then the Grangemont Road, aka State Highway 7- and continue 30 miles north to the former Jaype Mill site. Turn right and continue 6 miles to the town of Pierce, Idaho. Drive through Pierce (approximately 3/4 mile) and turn left on French Mountain Road, also known as Forest Road 250. Remain on FR 250 for 48 miles until you reach the Kelly Forks Work Center.
3 Reviews of Kelly Forks Campground
Perfect quite get away

At night the stars are seen through the trees when the moon is not so full,  I had never seen stars so close to the ground. 

  1. 15 Great campsites. 
  2. Clean bathrooms.
  3. fresh drinking water, until sometime the end of Sept when they turn it off.
  4. Great fishing on the North Fork and Kelly Creek, a lot of water to explore.
Great place for scenic camping trip

Beautiful location has lots of recreational activities nearby and great fishing

First to Review
Landscape

The water is clear. the woods are beautiful, very tall trees. First time I ever saw a moose was walking in the forest in Idaho!