Cartwright Ridge Campground is located on the shores of the scenic Sage Hen Reservoir in the Boise National Forest, perched at an elevation of 4,800 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring the Sage Hen Reservoir Trail. There are 6 sites available on a first come, first serve basis. The sites can accomodate small to medium sized RVs.
The campground is situated in a forest of towering Ponderosa pine, Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir and grand fir. Most sites have plentiful shade and some have partial lake views. Summer temperatures range from 80-90 degrees during the day to crisp, cool nights.
A variety of berries and mushrooms can be found throughout the area. Local wildlife includes deer, elk, black bear, goshawk, woodpeckers and boreal owls. Sage Hen Reservoir offers excellent boating, canoeing and rainbow trout fishing. A boat ramp and dock are located within the campground.
Hiking, biking, horse and off-road vehicle trails are abundant in the area. The Sage Hen Reservoir Trail, a 4-mile loop around the lake, offers great fishing spots, beautiful viewpoints and abundant wildlife watching opportunities.
At a Glance
This campground is a first come, first serve, fee area. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. Overnight fees are $15.00 for a single site. $30.00 for a double site. Day-Use fee is $8.00. Total of 6 sites.
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Cartwright Ridge is located 45 miles north of Emmett, Idaho. Take State Highway 52 north to the Sweet/Ola Road (12.3 miles). Turn left towards Sweet, drive north to Ola (17 miles), pavement ends at Ola. Take National Forest Road 618 (NF-618) to the junction of NF-626 (10 miles). Take NF-626 to NF-614 (7 miles). Take NF-614 to NF-614B. The campground is located on the right. The majority of this route is a gravel surface and can be successfully driven with a passenger car during drier weather.