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About Payette River: South Fork

ALERT - The Swirly Canyon segment of the South Fork Payette River stretch offers opportunities for camping and fishing in a scenic mountain area. The BLM's South Fork Recreation Site is an undeveloped camping spot along the river.

Bureau of Land Management
Walk In
Boat In
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Trash Available

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Payette River: South Fork is located in Idaho
44.0667 N
-115.9397 W
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The South Fork Recreation Site is located three miles east of Garden Valley, Idaho. Turn south on Alder Creek Road and just after crossing the Payette River turn left on the South Fork Road. The site is about 1/2 mile on the left.
1 Review of Payette River: South Fork
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Scenic fly in campground

Long runway, above a big field for camping and plenty of trees to set up a hammock. Right along the river, all we heard was the sound of running water. Very big mountains around, plenty for hiking. As well as some bathrooms that were closed when we were there, however the sign did say they were open normally. We had a fire, didn’t see any signs that said we couldn’t so kind of unclear.