RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Trap Creek Campground

Trap Creek Campground is located in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range in central Idaho.


Trap Creek is situated in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. A myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities are available, with an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscrossing the valley and surrounding mountains, including the Idaho Centennial Trail, which passes through the site.

Expansive and scenic Elk Meadow is near the campground, providing a great location for bird and wildlife watching.


This small campground offers one group site that consists of three smaller sites. If the group site is not reserved, the individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vault toilets are provided. The road to the site and the parking spur within are paved.

Natural Features

Summer wildflowers are plentiful and a mixed stand of pines provides partial shade. Trap Creek flows nearby. The campground sits at an elevation of 6,670 feet, and temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Nearby Attractions

Numerous sparkling lakes and streams, including the Salmon River, dot the area, making for great rainbow and native Westslope cutthroat trout fishing. Stanley and Redfish Lakes are nearby, offering great boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

ADA Access: N

National Forest
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
No Showers
Trash Available
Trap Creek Campground is located in Idaho
44.3164 N
-115.0881 W
Get Directions
From Stanley, Idaho, take State Highway 21 west 12 miles. Take Forest Road 540 to Trap Creek Campground, located adjacent to State Highway 21.
1 Review of Trap Creek Campground
First to Review
Clean, Shaded, and Great for Groups.

Trap Creek Campground was great for our group. There are 3 separate fire rings, each with a picnic table, a clean vault toilet, and an amazing view of the adjacent meadow with the Sawtooths. There was plenty of room for large family tents and plenty of shade to let the kids run around and play. It is RIGHT off the highway, so if noise from traffic isn't your favorite, you'll want to choose another campground. There were also quite a few cars that stopped off the highway to use the toilet. Other than that, it was great for our group of families with dogs and kids.