Dispersed Camping

You may camp outside of developed campgrounds in most areas on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, up to 300 feet from an open road, at no charge. Potable water, toilets, and other amenities are not generally available. If you choose to camp outside developed areas, be sure to bring adequate water or be prepared to purify any water source before drinking.
 


Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District area description
  • Basin - Valley Cr. Area area description
  • Basin Creek Transfer Camp Trailhead
  • Bayhorse - Squaw Creek Area area description
  • Challis Area area description
  • Twin Peaks Campsite
  • East Fork Area area description
  • Pahsimeroi Area area description
  • Yankee Fork Drainage area description
  • Jerry's Creek Campsite
  • Leadore Ranger District area description
  • Bear Valley Trailhead - Upper Campground
  • Antelope Canyon Area area description
  • Arco Pass Area area description
  • Lemhi's Area area description
  • Mackay Mine Hill Area area description
  • North Fork of the Big Lost River Area area description
  • Pass Creek Area area description
  • Sawmill Canyon Area area description
  • Trail Creek Road Area area description
  • Wildhorse Canyon Area area description
  • Middle Fork Ranger District area description
  • Boundary, Sulphur, Pistol, Indian Creek Area (MF4) area description
  • Middle Fork Transfer Camp & Trailhead
  • Cape Horn Area (MF6) area description
  • Loon Creek Area (MF2) area description
  • Marble, Sheep and Brush Creek Area (MF5) area description
  • Seafoam, Marsh Cr., Langer & Soldier Area (MF3) area description
  • Sleeping Deer Area (MF1) area description
  • Butcher Knife Ridge Trail - #6110
Areas & Activities