Cold Springs Group ONLY Campground - reserve


Big Eddy Campground Cold Springs Campground Canyon Camground Swinging Bridge Campground

North Fork Payette Recreation Sites

view large map


Cold Springs Campground


Cold Springs Campground is a group campground located 12.5 miles north of Banks, Idaho just off Highway 55 at an elevation of 4,000 feet.  The campground is one of 4 campgrounds that lie along State Highway 55, on the North Fork of the Payette River between Banks and Smiths Ferry.

The North Fork Payette River flows next to the highway, where whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated is a scenic canyon just above Highway 55. The mountains are forested with a mix of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines and shade is plentiful within most of the campground. Summer days are warm, reaching 80-90 degrees; nights are cooler.


The North Fork Payette River is a very popular location for whitewater rafting and kayaking. The Payette Whitewater Roundup is held annually in July along different sections of the river.


At a Glance

Operational Hours:

Scheduled to open in May.

Reservations: Make your reservations HERE at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Rentals & Guides: Click here to download a "Print to Go" guide for Cold Springs Campground.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees The group campground can be rented for $50.00 per night at Maximum number of guests is 50.
Permit Info: Group Campground - 5 sites.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Horseshoe Bend, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities: This campground has five sites situated as a group area, each with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided. Because of its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected.

General Information


From Boise, Idaho travel north along State Highway 55 for approximately 38 miles to Banks, Idaho.

From Banks, continue north along State Highway 55 for approximately 12.5  miles to the campground sign.


3 of the 5 units can accomodate a 25 feet long recreational vehicle.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

  • Reset Map
    Reset Map
Loading Icons...


Camping & Cabins

Hide detail HIDE

Group Camping

Group Campground available with a reservation through

Reservation required?: Y

Campground Camping

Cold Springs Campground Group ONLY - make your reservation today at:


Show detail SHOW


Show detail SHOW


Show detail SHOW

Scenic Driving

Show detail SHOW

Water Activities

Show detail SHOW


Toilets vault
Parking up to 25 feet long recreational vehicle
Drinking water From hand pump
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
Areas & Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude :