Boiling Springs Campground


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Boiling Springs Campground

Boiling Springs Campground is located north of Garden Valley along the Middle Fork of the Payette River.  This area is accessible for a season that varies between April 20 to October 20 due to snow levels.

It is just a short walk away from Boiling Springs geothermal hot springs. Units have parking and can accommodate small to medium RVs up to a length of 30 feet. The 9 units have tables, grills and fire pits. Artesian drinking water is available from one hand pump. One vault toilet is located within the campground.

ALERT:   July 26 and 27, 2014 is the Wild Idaho Endurance Run.

Runners will be camped at Boiling Springs dispersed site.  Participants will run from Boiling Springs dispersed up Forest Road 678 to Silver Creek Lookout, then down to Forest Road 671 and return to Boiling Springs dispersed; then up Skunk Creek Summit to East Mountain Lookout and return to Boiling Springs dispersed area.  Please use caution and be considerate of others.



At a Glance

Operational Hours: Opens May 9, 2014.
Fees This campground is a first come, first serve fee area. There are no reservations.  Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.  Overnight camping is $12.00 per site and the Day Use Fee is $6.00.
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Garden Valley
Water: Drinking water is available
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: UPDATE:    A special use permit has been authorized to allow an endurance run in the Boiling Springs area. The event will take place the first week of August.  The Boiling Springs dispersed site will be the staging area for the event.  The runners will be using Forest Road 678 from Boiling Springs to Forest Road 671 and return to Boiling Springs.  They will also be utilizing the wet foot trail up Skunk Creek Summit to East Mountain and return to Boiling Springs.

General Information


Boiling Springs is located in southwestern Idaho, 23 miles north of Garden Valley. Take National Forest Road 698 (NF-698) north from Crouch. Watch for recreation signs.

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