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South Fork Recreation Site

2 Reviews

About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

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.

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed

Features

For Campers

  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Reviews

2 Reviews of South Fork Recreation Site

Ratings Breakdown

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Jonathan A.
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2020

Perfect mountain with river!

This is beyond the Payette River campground, if you follow the South Fork road down a ways, you will see a few turn outs, likely with several filled. This is US Forestry or BLM or both land. You’ll hear echos of gunfire, the occasional semi blasting up the highway or the rumble of tons of bikes…

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Shariah T.
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2019

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…

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Location

South Fork Recreation Site is located in Idaho

Directions

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. Payette River Maps (Boater's Guide)

Coordinates

44.06740923 N
115.941546 W

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About This Campground

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.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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