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    Camper-submitted photo from Arrowrock Reservoir Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Arrowrock Reservoir Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Arrowrock Reservoir Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Arrowrock Reservoir Dispersed
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    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Willow Creek Campground (Mountain Home)
    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Willow Creek Campground (Mountain Home)
    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Willow Creek Campground (Mountain Home)
    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Willow Creek Campground (Mountain Home)
    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Willow Creek Campground (Mountain Home)
    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Willow Creek Campground (Mountain Home)

    2.

    Boise National Forest Willow Creek Campground (Mountain Home)

    4 Reviews
    8 Photos
    154 Saves
    Idaho City, Idaho

    Overview: Willow Creek Campground is located along the Middle Fork of the Boise River Forest Service (FS) road 268 and the north end of the Arrowrock Reservior. There are 9 campsites at the campground. A stay at the campground enables guests to enjoy all the beauty and recreation offered along the river and reservoir. Weather is usually good from mid-May through late September and is easily accessible by car in good weather, although the road is sometimes rough and the drive can be seemingly long. Checking with the District on road conditions before heading out is recommended. Natural Features: Wildlife watchers may want to look for deer and elk. Waterfowl, eagles and osprey are attracted to the river. Recreation: There are several trails in the area including trail #189 beginning near Cottonwood Campground, leading to Bald Mountain Peak. Check the Idaho City Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for trails in the area that are open to hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-road vehicles. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message. The Middle Fork Boise River and Arrowrock Reservoir offer excellent trout fishing and good swimming holes. Big game hunting is a popular activity in season.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Camas Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Camas Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Camas Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Camas Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Camas Reservoir
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      Boise NF Road 82

      1 Review
      12 Saves
      Idaho City, Idaho

      Within the national forests, the majority of land is open for “dispersed camping”, outside of developed campgrounds. These locations are usually wide spots off of forest roads, with no facilities provided, such as water, bathrooms or tables.

      Many people enjoy the solitude of camping away from developed campgrounds. Follow these guidelines to ensure that these areas can be enjoyed safely by you, and future generations.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Dispersed
      • Drinking Water
      • Alcohol
      Camper-submitted photo from Mores Creek by Steamboat Gulch
      Camper-submitted photo from Mores Creek by Steamboat Gulch

      5.

      Mores Creek by Steamboat Gulch

      1 Review
      2 Photos
      51 Saves
      Idaho City, Idaho
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      Camper-submitted photo from Irish Point Dispersed Camp Ground
      Camper-submitted photo from Irish Point Dispersed Camp Ground
      Camper-submitted photo from Irish Point Dispersed Camp Ground
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      Camper-submitted photo from Irish Point Dispersed Camp Ground

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      Irish Point Dispersed Camp Ground

      3 Reviews
      12 Photos
      131 Saves
      Idaho City, Idaho

      Irish Point is situated on the north shore of Arrowrock Lake. The hills are sagebrush covered with a few pine trees in the valleys. The camping sites have mature trees for shade. This is fairly isolated as the access road is rough and slow. This camping area is a good example of what is available at several spots along the road except Irish Point has an outhouse toilet available.

      Campsites: There are no developed camping sites here. People have camped here for many years because of the trees. There are stone fire rings but no tables.

      Water: No water.

      Garbage Services: No garbage service here.

      Restroom: There is one older outhouse toilet here.

      Handicap Accessible: This is not handicap accessible.

      Pets: Pets should be on a leash, however, this is not practiced from our observations.

      Recreation: The main attractions here are camping and fishing. I am sure bird and wildlife watching are also available. We saw many four wheelers and motorcycles in the camps as well.

      Fishing: Fishing is available in Arrowrock Lake for trout, bass and crappie. There are some small streams in the area which would also have trout fishing.

      Boating: There is a boat ramp a few miles away.

      Wildlife: There are deer tracks everywhere but we did not actually see the deer. There are also elk and geese seen here.

      Phone service: No phone, we also had no cell service on our ATT phones.

      Nearby Services: No services closer than Spring Shores Marina 13 miles away, which has a convenience store for ice, gas, drinks, telephone and other supplies, even a sheriffs office.

      RV Dumping Site: The nearest RV dumping station is at Boise, Idaho.

      Location/Driving instructions: Take Highway 21 NE from Boise to Arrowrock Road(turn right) then Irish Point is 14 miles. This road is a slow gravel winding road.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Dispersed
      • Alcohol
      Camper-submitted photo from Nip and Tuck Rd - Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Nip and Tuck Rd - Dispersed Camping
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      Camper-submitted photo from Decker Flats Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Decker Flats Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Decker Flats Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Decker Flats Dispersed
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      Camper-submitted photo from Alpine Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Alpine Lake
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      Camper-submitted photo from Middle Cramer Lake Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Middle Cramer Lake Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Middle Cramer Lake Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Middle Cramer Lake Dispersed
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