Established Camping

Mormon Bend Campground

7 Reviews

About

National Forest

Sawtooth National Forest

Overview

This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the__Recreation.gov__mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to__first download the free__Recreation.gov__mobile app__https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

Reservation Info

10-day stay limit. Campers must occupy the site the first night and cannot go more than 24 hours thereafter without occupying the site.

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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7 Reviews

Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2022

Wide Open & Road Noise

 Another campground close to Hwy 75. This campground has paved drive throughout the campground with paved parking pads at the sites. There is also a groomed area at each site for tents, which were nice and flat and clean. There is a host on site at this campground. 

Hand pump water, toilets, and dumpsters for trash though no recycling. The host had firewood for sale ($10) but fire restrictions are in effect so no fires at this time. Sites were level and some with shade but over all lots of sun. This place had a very open layout. 

Quite a few campers were there compared to the others we’ve stopped at along highway 75 through Sawtooth National Forest along the Salmon River. Each site had the standard picnic table, and fire pit but as mentioned above there also had tent pads. Area was clean and appeared well maintained. This campground is nice and spread out but being right on the highway with minimal trees to block some noise the road noise was constant, at least during midday/midweek. 

$18/night 

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Nancy C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2021

On the Salmon River with videos

You can't get much closer to the Salmon River than this. Camping, fishing, hiking, rafting, kayaking and natural hot springs close by, all within the stunning Sawtooth Mountains! Stanley, Id is about 6 miles south where you can find everything you need. If you look at the attached videos, you will see what the campground looks like including each individual site. When you are arrive, just grab any vacant site and the camp host will catch up with you before dark. One of the most beautiful areas we have been to and the price is right at $18 a night or $9 with America the Beautiful pass.

Month of VisitAugust
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Cody E.
Reviewed May. 18, 2021

One of our favorite spots

We stayed here in August of 2020. At first we were worried since it was right off the busy highway but it was an awesome place to stay for a few days.  We had two separate campsites and they were perfectly located for going back and fourth. You can fish or swim in the river on those warm days and it is close enough to Stanley if you need to resupply. The campground is also close to Yankee Fork. The camp host was friendly and made sure we were taken care of. I highly recommend this campground.

Month of VisitSeptember

Location

Mormon Bend Campground is located in Idaho

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Coordinates

44.2616 N
114.8411 W

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