Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Yellow Pine

Overview: The Yellow Pine Campground offers 14 sites in a peaceful, remote setting near mountain slopes covered in dense pine forest. Peak season for the campground is typically early June through late September. It can be accessed by most vehicles; however the road is narrow and may be rough in spots. Natural Features: The campground sits in a pretty mountain meadow a stone's throw from scenic Johnson Creek, a tributary of the South Fork Salmon River. Wildlife watchers may see deer, elk, bear and moose. Bald eagles are often spotted soaring overhead. Recreation: The campground is near several trailheads into the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness. Check on the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for non-motorized and motorized trails.  The area is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message. The South Fork Salmon River and Johnson Creek offer opportunities for fishing. Berry picking and hunting are popular pastimes in season. Nearby Attractions: The tiny community of Yellow Pine established in 1902 is just north of the campground and offers limited services. The popular Yellow Pine Music & Harmonica Festival is held annually in August.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Toilets
Location
Yellow Pine is located in Idaho
Latitude
44.955 N
Longitude
-115.496 W
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Directions
From Boise, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 approximately 80 miles to Cascade, Idaho. From Cascade, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 only a short distance to the turnoff at the Warm Lake Road (Forest Highway 22).  Take Forest Highway 22 northeast approximately 25 miles. When you arrive at the Warm Lake area, Forest Highway 22 become the Forest Service (FS) Road 579.  Continue east along FS Road 579 until it intersects with the FS Road 413 approximately 10 miles.  Turn north on the FS Road 413 and proceed approximately 25 miles to Yellow Pine Campground. It is located just south of the the small community of Yellow Pine, Idaho.
1 Review of Yellow Pine
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Quiet solitude with views

Dispersed camping in the Boise National Forest is top notch camping, for free. There are easy and well maintained roads to access the forest and camping, and in this campground, there were excellent stone fire rings. Several were already loaded with a free batch of locally felled firewood!