Dispersed Camping

North Fork Campground

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Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

A small popular semi-developed site offers camping and picnicking in the scenic beauty of the North Fork of the Owyhee River Canyon, much of which was designated Wilderness in March 2009. There is no potable water at this site.

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Location

North Fork Campground is located in Idaho

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Directions

About 27 miles southeast of Jordan Valley, Oregon, along the Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway where the road crosses the North Fork of the Owyhee River.

Address

Juniper Mountain Road
Murphy, ID 83650

Coordinates

42.59138889 N
116.9822222 W

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Amy and Alan R.
Reviewed May. 8, 2020

Off the beaten path

A remote CG on the Owyhee Scenic Byway out of Jordan Valley, Oregon. First, you can’t believe some of the BLM info on their website for directions as we found out for ourselves. Signage isn’t great after a few miles and once you get to the site it’s not any better, but we persevered. It’s a small area about 30 miles or so from JV on a dirt mostly dirt road that is used primarily by the local ranchers. There is a pit toilet, fire rings, picnic tables and grills at all 7 spaces. 5 of these spaces are for RVs and 2 for tents or pop up truck campers. The spaces are large and relatively flat and far apart from each other. Some of them are on the North fork of the Owyhee itself. There is NO potable water and NO trash receptacles. Traffic was rare on the road and we had the place to ourselves four of the five days we were there. It’s quiet, peaceful and beautiful. And the stars! Tons of birds life and butterflies due to the riparian habitat as well as small animals, such as chipmunks and marmots. We were able to spot antelope and badger in our day trips. Points of interest, Owyhee Canyon Overlook and Three Forks for example, are far apart so if you are doing an extended stay as we did, be sure to take extra fuel. Water and snacks are a good thing too.

  • Review photo of North Fork Campground by Amy and Alan R., May 8, 2020
  • Review photo of North Fork Campground by Amy and Alan R., May 8, 2020
  • Review photo of North Fork Campground by Amy and Alan R., May 8, 2020
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