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Established Camping

Box Canyon Campground

About

National Forest

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

The Box Canyon Campground is situated on the canyon rim above the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.__ There are__16 single and 2 double units, each having tent and camper pads, fire rings, grills and picnic tables. Two__of the single campsites are pull throughs. Campsites near the canyon rim are shaded by lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir. There are 2__vault toilets, water hydrants, and a bear-proof dumpster.____The area is__wheelchair accessible. This campground has several short trails that leave the Box Canyon Trail to access the Henry's Fork.

Reservation Info

The campground is open from late May until September.

Box Canyon is not on the reservation system and sites are available on a first come - first serve basis.

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Location

Box Canyon Campground is located in Wyoming

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Directions

The Box Canyon Campground is located 28 miles south of West Yellowstone, MT or 75 miles north of Idaho Falls, ID.__ The entry way to the Campground is on the west side of Highway 20, one mile south of the Island Park Ranger Station.

Coordinates

44.3912 N
111.3989 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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7 Reviews

SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2021

Sweet little campground.

After going about 2 miles on a gravel road off the main highway, there is a US forest service campground with about 20 sites. Pit toilets. Very well-maintained sites spaced far apart. Another added bonus is that no ATVs are allowed within the campground. $20 a night.

Site6
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Stephen D., September 8, 2021
Terri F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2021

Perfect little campground

We just needed an overnight stay as we headed up to Yellowstone. We pulled in at 2am, not sure what we were in for. Set up our tent trailer and we’re so pleasantly surprised when we woke up the next morning to such a beautiful camp ground! We have thought about this campground and tend to judge other campgrounds based on this. Clean, perfect spots for tents. Pristine!

Month of VisitOctober
R
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2021

Beautiful , clean , great fly fishing and drift access

We stopped here with the hopes of finding a spot near the river and we were not disappointed we were in space 17. The fishing was good the spaces were clean and the hosts were great fishing access right from the site

Site17
Month of VisitAugust
Holly W.
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2021

Great campground

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights. It was nice because it is first come first serve, not many in the area are first come first serve anymore. Very nice camp host, very helpful. The bathrooms were kept clean.

Site8
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Holly W., June 25, 2021
  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Holly W., June 25, 2021
  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Holly W., June 25, 2021
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Sheena S.
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2020

We stayed 3 extra nights!

It was beautiful. We loved it so much we stayed longer. It was surrounded by trees and wildlife. There was an amazing hike that came straight out of our campsite. It follows the river in both directions. Perfect place for explores and fishermen.
We have a 44 foot camper trailer though and there was only one site that could fit a camper our size. Most spots would only fit a 30 foot camper or smaller. This place filled up fast on the weekends with tenters, RV’s, and trailers. It’s a first come first serve. So no reservations and we got no cell phone reception while in the campground. Also I would recommend visiting Mesa Falls when you stay here.

  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Sheena S., September 12, 2020
  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Sheena S., September 12, 2020
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K
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2019

Beautiful and private

This campground is a small, quiet, no reservation campground with single and double sites. Overlooks the beautiful snake river with hiking path. Bear boxes, level tent sites, picnic tables and water. No electricity. Tall pines.

We hiked down to the hydroelectric dam where the buffalo river joins the snake river. Picturesque! The only drawback is that strangely, the sound of the hydroelectric plant becomes louder at night.

Would stay there again.

  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Kathy  H., August 11, 2019
  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Kathy  H., August 11, 2019
  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Kathy  H., August 11, 2019
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Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2018

Quiet gem nestled amongst nature

This was an unexpectedly nice place. The long drive down the dirt road brings you away from the highway and close to the river. Even at 5 pm there were open sites. A couple sites are double sites and priced accordingly. 

There is a gravel pad for parking, tent and picnic table. Surrounding that is forest and flowers. These obstruct direct view of the neighbors on one side and minimize viewing the others. 2 vault toilet locations with numbered water faucets. 

Suggestion: site 9 has the restroom light shiny into it. We were fine because our teardrop had no windows in that direction. 

My dog and I headed out on the short path from the campground (it leaves from one of the campsites). It joins the Box Canyon Trail and you have a choice of two directions. We went left and found a long but easy hike giving views of the river and even a waterfall. People could be seen fishing and also rafting/tubing down the river. There are other national forest campgrounds in the area with a variety of activities. This is a place to visit!

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Art S., July 13, 2018
  • Review photo of Box Canyon Campground by Art S., July 13, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there cell phone reception at Box Canyon Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is fair, and T-Mobile is unknown.