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Places to Camp near Sawtooth National Forest

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Sawtooth National Forest, ID has a lot to offer. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. Find the best campgrounds near Sawtooth National Forest, ID. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Sawtooth National Forest, ID (225)

    Camper-submitted photo from North Fork Campground - Sawtooth National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from North Fork Campground - Sawtooth National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from North Fork Campground - Sawtooth National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from North Fork Campground - Sawtooth National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from North Fork Campground - Sawtooth National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from North Fork Campground - Sawtooth National Forest

    1.

    North Fork Campground - Sawtooth National Forest

    12 Reviews
    36 Photos
    111 Saves
    Ketchum, Idaho

    Overview

    North Fork Campground is situated on the banks of the beautiful Big Wood River at an elevation of 6,300 feet. Visitors enjoy fishing and tubing on the river and exploring the Harriman Trail.

    Recreation

    This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Fly-fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout is popular on the Big Wood River, as is float tubing. The 20-mile Harriman Trail leads past the campground, offering excellent hiking and biking. Numerous additional trails spur off the Harriman Trail leading to deep canyons, sparkling lakes, swimming holes and more excellent high country fishing.

    Facilities

    This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Fly-fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout is popular on the Big Wood River, as is float tubing. The 20-mile Harriman Trail leads past the campground, offering excellent hiking and biking. Numerous additional trails spur off the Harriman Trail leading to deep canyons, sparkling lakes, swimming holes and more excellent high country fishing.

    Natural Features

    A scenic aspen forest covers North Fork, offering plentiful shade. Pines dot the landscape and colorful summer wildflowers are abundant. Willows and grasses line the riverbank. Temperatures are cool with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Sawtooth National Recreation Area Visitor Center is 1/2-mile from the campground, with a small museum, bookstore and area information. An RV dump station and drinking water are located here as well. Easley Hot Springs is 6 miles north, offering a swimming pool, hot tubs, showers and a small store. Popular area events include Wagon Days in Ketchum in September.

    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Prairie Creek Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Prairie Creek Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Prairie Creek Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Prairie Creek Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Prairie Creek Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Prairie Creek Camping

    2.

    Prairie Creek Camping

    6 Reviews
    12 Photos
    186 Saves
    Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho

    The Sawtooth National Forest is a very special place in the heart of Idaho. The forest is home to deer, elk, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, gray wolves, wolverines, black bears, salmon, and many species of birds also thrive here. Trails campgrounds, wilderness, rivers, and scenic drives give visitors plenty of opportunities to connect with this extraordinary land.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $5 - $42 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sockeye Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sockeye Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sockeye Campground
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    3.

    Sockeye Campground

    12 Reviews
    57 Photos
    333 Saves
    Stanley, Idaho

    Overview

    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__https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Market
    Camper-submitted photo from Chemeketan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chemeketan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chemeketan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chemeketan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chemeketan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chemeketan Campground

    4.

    Chemeketan Campground

    5 Reviews
    21 Photos
    95 Saves
    Atlanta, Idaho

    Overview

    Chemeketan Campground sits near the headwaters of the Salmon River, at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range.

    Recreation

    This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. The Salmon River offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat trout and occasional hybrid cutbows and bull trout. The Idaho Centennial Trail can be easily accessed nearby. Alturas, Perkins, Pettit and Yellowbelly Lakes are nearby, with fishing, canoeing and hiking.

    Facilities

    This campground is reached via dirt road, however visitors must ford a stream before reaching the site. Trucks, RVs and cars with higher clearance should have no trouble crossing the stream. The campground offers one group site than can accommodate up to 150 people. If it is not reserved, it is available as a group site or individual sites on a first come, first served basis. Vault toilets, tables and grills are provided.

    Natural Features

    Chemeketan is a secluded, peaceful campground situated among lodgepole pines, which provide partial shade. Rugged peaks of the Sawtooth Range surround the area and the Salmon River flows at the campground's edge. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities, and an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains. Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $75 - $175 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Smokey Bear
    Camper-submitted photo from Smokey Bear
    Camper-submitted photo from Smokey Bear
    Camper-submitted photo from Smokey Bear
    Camper-submitted photo from Smokey Bear
    Camper-submitted photo from Smokey Bear

    5.

    Smokey Bear

    6 Reviews
    52 Photos
    140 Saves
    Atlanta, Idaho

    Overview

    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__https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    Camper-submitted photo from Pettit Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pettit Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pettit Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pettit Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pettit Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pettit Lake Campground

    6.

    Pettit Lake Campground

    6 Reviews
    12 Photos
    233 Saves
    Stanley, Idaho

    Overview

    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__https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    Camper-submitted photo from Alturas Inlet Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alturas Inlet Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alturas Inlet Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alturas Inlet Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alturas Inlet Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alturas Inlet Campground

    7.

    Alturas Inlet Campground

    5 Reviews
    52 Photos
    131 Saves
    Atlanta, Idaho

    Overview

    Alturas Lake Inlet Campground is located on the shores of scenic Alturas Lake at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range.

    Recreation

    This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Alturas Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for bull trout and Kokanee salmon. The 10-mile round trip Alpine Meadows Trail begins nearby, with spectacular canyon, meadow and alpine lake views. The trail is also a popular area for bird watching.

    Facilities

    This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Alturas Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for bull trout and Kokanee salmon. The 10-mile round trip Alpine Meadows Trail begins nearby, with spectacular canyon, meadow and alpine lake views. The trail is also a popular area for bird watching.

    Natural Features

    Alturas Creek runs through the campground, where summer wildflowers are plentiful and a mixed-growth conifer forest provides partial shade. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities, and an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains. Perkins Lake is less than 2 miles away, with excellent fishing and canoeing. Pettit and Yellowbelly Lakes are nearby, with more fishing, canoeing and hiking. The Salmon River offers fishing for rainbow trout, Westslope cutthroat trout and occasional hybrid cutbows and bull trout. Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Tent Cabin

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier View Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier View Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier View Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier View Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier View Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glacier View Campground

    8.

    Glacier View Campground

    11 Reviews
    55 Photos
    177 Saves
    Stanley, Idaho

    Overview

    Glacier View Campground is located next to beautiful Redfish Lake, beneath the Sawtooth Mountain Range, at an elevation of 6,500 feet.

    Recreation

    Glacier View is in the heart of the beautiful Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Redfish Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon. Little Redfish Lake is just down the road, offering additional fishing and canoeing. The Redfish Lake Visitor Center is within 1/4-mile, offering interpretive activities, evening programs and wildlife, geology and historical exhibits.

    Facilities

    Glacier View is in the heart of the beautiful Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Redfish Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon. Little Redfish Lake is just down the road, offering additional fishing and canoeing. The Redfish Lake Visitor Center is within 1/4-mile, offering interpretive activities, evening programs and wildlife, geology and historical exhibits.

    Natural Features

    Summer wildflowers are plentiful, lodgepole pines provide partial shade and Fishhook Creek is nearby. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities; an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains. Alpine Way, Fishhook Creek, Redfish Lake Creek and Bench Lakes Trails all offer trailheads in the immediate area. The Idaho Centennial Trail passes nearby. The Salmon River offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, Westslope cutthroat trout and occasional hybrid cutbows and bull trout. Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair, and Fireman's Ball in September.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Wood River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wood River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wood River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wood River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wood River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wood River Campground

    9.

    Wood River Campground

    5 Reviews
    38 Photos
    15 Saves
    Ketchum, Idaho

    Overview

    Wood River Group Overnight Area is located inside the Wood River Campground, which has 30 single campsites for RV's and tent camping, which are available for use on a first-come first-served basis. This campground is located on the banks of the beautiful Big Wood River at an elevation of 6400 feet. Ketchum, Idaho is conveniently close, only 10 miles south. Visitors enjoy fishing, tubing and exploring local trails.

    Recreation

    This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Fly-fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout is popular on the Big Wood River, as is float tubing. A self-guided nature trail begins near the amphitheater, leading to a small cave and a beaver pond.

    Facilities

    This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Fly-fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout is popular on the Big Wood River, as is float tubing. A self-guided nature trail begins near the amphitheater, leading to a small cave and a beaver pond.

    Natural Features

    A forest of Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine, Lodgepole pine and aspens offers plentiful shade within the facility. Colorful summer wildflowers are abundant and willows dot the banks of the river. Temperatures are cool with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

    Nearby Attractions

    The 20-mile Harriman Trail passes nearby, offering excellent hiking and biking. Numerous additional trails spur off the Harriman Trail leading to deep canyons, sparkling lakes, swimming holes and more great high country fishing. The Sawtooth National Recreation Area Visitor Center is 2.5 miles from the campground, with a small museum, bookstore and area information. An RV dump station and drinking water are located here as well. Easley Hot Springs is 4 miles north, offering a swimming pool, hot tubs, showers and a small store. Sun Valley Resort is 7 miles south, with hiking, biking, guided horseback riding and beautiful mountain scenery. Popular area events include Wagon Days in Ketchum in September. In Stanley an hour away, an Arts & Crafts Fair is held in July and a Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $142 - $216 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Murdock Creek Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Murdock Creek Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Murdock Creek Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Murdock Creek Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Murdock Creek Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Murdock Creek Dispersed

    10.

    Murdock Creek Dispersed

    5 Reviews
    18 Photos
    55 Saves
    Ketchum, Idaho

    Overview

    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__https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins
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