Grayback Gulch Campground

  

IC -  Grayback Gulch Campground

Overview:

Grayback Campground is located 36 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, just off scenic Highway 21. Historic Idaho City is just two miles north of the campground. Visitors enjoy fishing in Mores Creek and exploring the Grayback Gulch Trail. 

 

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a hillside about a quarter-mile above Highway 21, at an elevation of 4,200 feet. A ponderosa pine forest covers the site, offering partial shade. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant in the area.

Recreation:

Mores Creek can be accessed just below the campground. Anglers fish for whitefish and rainbow trout. Grayback Loop Trail begins within the site, offering a 1-mile footpath for hikers.

Numerous trail opportunities are in the area just north of Idaho City, where hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles can be enjoyed. During the winter, the area becomes a playground for back country skiers and snowmobiles.

 

At a Glance

Current Conditions:

Facilities:

The campground contains two group sites with picnic and serving tables, grills, campfire circles and paved site pads. Site A can accommodate up to 150 people and 20 vehicles, and site B can accommodate up to 100 people and 15 vehicles. Both sites can be reserved at the same time, for even larger groups.

Several single- and double-family campsites are available as well, each equipped with a picnic table, lantern post and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided throughout the campground. A campground host is located directly across the road.
Operational Hours: A campground host is available during summer months.
Reservations: Grayback Campground reservations can be HERE at www.recreation.gov  or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: 2 group sites / 20 regular campsites / $15.00 - single overnight / $30.00 - double overnight. Group rates available $100.00 - $200.00 per night. Group site A can accomodate up to 150 people and 20 vehicles, and group site B can accomodate up to 100 people and 15 people.  Both sites can be reserved at the same time, for even larger groups!
Busiest Season: July and August
Closest Towns: Boise
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Numerous trail opportunities are in the area just north of Idaho City, where hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles can be enjoyed. Grayback Loop Trail begins within the site,offering a 1-mile footpath for hikers. During the winter, the area becomes a playground for back country skiers and snowmobilers.

General Information

Directions:

From Boise, take State Highway 21 north for 36 miles. Campground access road is located on the east side of the road, between mileposts 36 and 37. Turn right and travel a quarter-mile to the campground.


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Campground Camping

Total of 20 sites.

Group Camping

Grayback Gulch also has group camping and picnicing available.

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Fire Danger Level: Low
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.80725
  Longitude : 
-115.86635
  Elevation : 
4000