North Fork Campground is situated on the banks of the beautiful Big Wood River at an elevation of 6,300 feet. Visitors enjoy fishing and tubing on the river and exploring the Harriman Trail.
This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Fly-fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout is popular on the Big Wood River, as is float tubing.
The 20-mile Harriman Trail leads past the campground, offering excellent hiking and biking. Numerous additional trails spur off the Harriman Trail leading to deep canyons, sparkling lakes, swimming holes and more excellent high country fishing.
The campground contains several family sites, some of which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.
A scenic aspen forest covers North Fork, offering plentiful shade. Pines dot the landscape and colorful summer wildflowers are abundant. Willows and grasses line the riverbank. Temperatures are cool with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.
The Sawtooth National Recreation Area Visitor Center is 1/2-mile from the campground, with a small museum, bookstore and area information. An RV dump station and drinking water are located here as well.
Easley Hot Springs is 6 miles north, offering a swimming pool, hot tubs, showers and a small store.
Popular area events include Wagon Days in Ketchum in September.
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Camping in the forest in Sawtooth. Pull through sites were available. Fire rings and picnic tables were at every site. Situated next to stream. Resident moose was sited one morning, and we saw bear claw markings on a tree behind a camp site. Campground hosts were very friendly and helpful. We bought wood and the host split up kindling for us. No hookups but water was available at a few areas.
Cute campground! Hosts are really nice! Firewood for sale. No cell service. Host said it can flood during high water seasons.
Beautiful campground located at the mouth of Sawtooth Natl Forest. Right next to Wood River and surrounded by huge cottonwoods. Vault toilets and well water from spigot available. Pets allowed on leash. Good basecamp for exploring the Sawtooth area and Ketchum! I only knocked it down to 4 stars for highway noise which was rarely bothersome.
close to Ketchum and loads of good bike trails. camped in a small Aspen Grove . highway noise and bugs were the only complaint.