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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Clearwater National Forest, ID (101)

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    Camper-submitted photo from Whitewater Campground

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    Whitewater Campground

    1 Review
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    11 Saves
    Clearwater National Forest, Idaho

    This remote campground and boating site rests on the north shore of the Salmon River. Access is via a rough road with many tight switchbacks, not recommended for vehicles towing trailers. The facilities include campsites, a toilet, two stock feed bunks, a boat dock (sand) and large parking area. No tables or fire grates are available.

    This is a remote area which offers a lot of recreation opportunities. It is located on the Salmon River and is a boating access point. You can swim and picnic here and take in some of the great fishing in the local area. Bring your OHV and take a road ride.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Base Camp Campground

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    Base Camp Campground

    1 Review
    2 Photos
    Clearwater National Forest, Idaho

    Salmon Base Camp Trailhead has adequate parking for both cars and trailers. It offers access to trail #27, #19, the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and the Frank Church Wilderness. Facilities include a wooden outhouse, stock ramp, and hitching rails.

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      Deep Creek

      1 Review
      3 Photos
      Bitterroot National Forest, Montana

      Deep Creek Campground features 3 campsites complete with picnic tables, fire rings, and a vault toilet. Site will accept RV's or trailers to 30 feet. Stock can be kept in this campground.

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      Camper-submitted photo from Payette National Forest Big Creek Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Payette National Forest Big Creek Campground

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      Payette National Forest Big Creek Campground

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      5 Saves
      Yellow Pine, Idaho

      Located next to the Big Creek airstrip this four unit campground offers a good staging place to access the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return. It is popular with pilots camping overnight in Big Creek. The campground is near the Big Creek Work Station. Trailhead access to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness to the north on FR 371. Fishing in Big Creek. Facilities include an accessible toilet and drinking water. Pack in/pack out. No hook-ups.

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      Ohara Bar Campground

      5 Reviews
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      45 Saves
      Elk City, Idaho

      Overview

      O'Hara Campground sits along the Selway River amid lush vegetation and old cedar trees. This is the largest campground on the Selway, with 32 sites, and makes a great base for exploring all the recreational activities and attractions in the area. *Water is currently unavailable at this campground as it is under maintenence for the 2024 season. Water and dump station can be found at Cedar Flats, 1.5 miles from campground on Selway Road.

      Recreation

      The Selway River is a destination fly fishing experience for cutthroat and rainbow trout and is also well-known for whitewater rafting. Several trailheads for hiking and biking can be accessed from Selway River Road and lead into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area.

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      The Selway River is a destination fly fishing experience for cutthroat and rainbow trout and is also well-known for whitewater rafting. Several trailheads for hiking and biking can be accessed from Selway River Road and lead into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area.

      Natural Features

      In the heart of north central Idaho, rugged peaks, deep canyons, dense forests and remote wilderness comprise the Nez Perce National Forest. Due in large part to dramatic elevational differences, the forest supports a wide variety of vegetation, from cedar groves to desert ecosystems. O'Hara is located in the Selway Wild and Scenic River Corridor, an area known for its rugged natural beauty and wildlife.

      Nearby Attractions

      An 11 mile sightseeing drive from Lowell to Selway Falls offers visitors opportunities to appreciate the pristine beauty of the Selway Wild and Scenic River and picturesque Selway Falls. O'Hara is near the Fenn Ranger Station, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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      $14 - $34 / night

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          Selway Falls Campground

          2 Reviews
          10 Saves
          Elk City, Idaho

          The Selway Campground has 7 campsites along Meadow Creek. Boat put-in below the Selway Falls to float to Lowell. The wild and scenic section of the Selway contains Class IV rapids and runs from Paradise Campground to Selway Falls. The Campground will accomodate RV's less than 30-ft. length.

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