About Silver Creek Plunge
Silver Creek Campground is located 25 miles north of Garden Valley, Idaho, in beautiful Peace Valley at an elevation of 4,490 feet. Peace Valley offers great trail opportunities. Fishing and hunting are popular activities as well. Natural Features: The campground is situated among a mixed-growth lodgepole pine forest, which provides partial shade. Silver Creek runs alongside the campground. A variety of wildlife makes its home in and around Peace Valley, including deer, elk, bald eagles and red-tailed hawks. Recreation: Peace Valley contains many trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback and ATV riding. Peace Creek Trail, Silver Creek Summit Trail and Bull Creek Trail all begin nearby. Silver Creek, Peace Creek and the nearby Middle Fork Payette River offer good-to-excellent fishing most of the year. Anglers in the area cast for whitefish and rainbow trout. In-season big game hunting for deer, elk and bear is a popular activity in the surrounding mountains. Facilities: This campground was reconstructed in 2010 and now offers paved roads and paved parking spurs, drinking water and accessible vault toilets. Several single and double campsites are available, all of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a tent pad, picnic and utility tables and a campfire ring. Two accessible group campsites are now available, both with picnic shelters, multiple tables, campfire rings, grills and ample parking. The Lodgepole Springs group site can accommodate up to 80 people, while the Cabin Creek group site can accommodate up to 100 people. Nearby Attractions: Silver Creek Plunge, a privately developed hot springs resort, is within a quarter-mile from the campground. It offers a hot springs pool, general store, concessions, volleyball and basketball courts, playground and horseshoe pits. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing Other Recreation Concession Site: Concessions
USDA Forest Service
Silver Creek Plunge is located in Idaho
From Boise, travel north on Highway 55 to Banks. Turn east on the Banks-Lowman Highway and continue east for 8 miles toward Garden Valley. Turn north on Middle Fork Road (Forest Road 698) and pass through Crouch, continuing north on the Middle Fork Road approximately 16 miles to Silver Creek Road (Forest Road 671). Turn northeast on Silver Creek Road and continue 8 miles to the campground.
2 Reviews of Silver Creek Plunge
I stayed one night, I took a cabin instead of a campsite because of the nearby fires. The area was very clean and well maintained. The pool was wonderful to soak in. I arrived there on a Sunday afternoon, there was A LOT of traffic going down the mountain as I was going up, obviously it had been quite crowded on the weekend! However, it was nice and quiet for the rest of my stay.
First to Review
Stayed here for a night completely alone. Once again some really great trout fishing here. Absolutely no shade for the sun. We were here in October so shade was not too important. But if we were here in the dead of summer probably would have been a deal breaker. Right on the river though so could easily use that as a nice pool.
There was one pit toilet and nothing more. Perfect.