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Established Camping

Salmon River Campground

12 Reviews


National Forest

Sawtooth National Forest


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__\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • Verizon
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  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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12 Reviews

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2023


expected this to be free but it is not any longer. $20 per night or $10 with your senior pass. well worth it. we were camped right by the river in site 14. cleanest vault toilets ever. asphalt roads and sites in good condition. picnic table and fire ring. would come back here for sure

Month of VisitJuly
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2022

Spectacular salmon river views

Perfectly level paved sites, incredible views you are directly on the salmon river. Very spacious lots of space between sites.

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

River and Road

 Right off of Hwy 75 you’ll find this first come first serve campground that has camping on either side of the road. The river side is currently closed for revegetation, erosion control, and habitat restoration. The other side is open. The river side is nice with campsites close to the river while the other side is just a street crossing away. Both are very similar otherwise. 

Dusty gravel roads will loop you through the campground. The sites themselves are dirt and gravel with mostly level parking areas and each site varies in length. We would fit in many of them in our 26' Class C but larger rigs may have a problem. Each site has fire pit and picnic table. There are pit toilets and hand pump water available as well. There is a dumpster for trash but no recycling. There are no bear boxes so store food appropriately as bears are common in this area. 

Road noise is an issue during the day as the campgrounds sit very close to the highway, but it dies down at night. Only 2 other campers there when we went.


Fire restrictions in effect at this time so NO FIRES 

No cell reception ATT, Verizon or TMobile

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Salmon River Campground is located in Idaho

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44.2486 N
114.8691 W

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