Eastside Campground is located on the shores of scenic Sage Hen Reservoir at an elevation of 4,800 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring the Sage Hen Reservoir Trail.
The campground is made up of one large group site. The entire area can be reserved at www.recreation.gov. It will accommodate up to 50 people and 10 vehicles. Most of the campsites within the area have partial lake views and many amenities.
The campground is situated in a forest of towering Ponderosa pine, Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir and grand fir. Most sites have plentiful shade. Summer temperatures range from 80 to 90-degree days to cooler 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 great boating, canoeing and rainbow trout fishing. Boat ramps and docks are located nearby at both Antelope and Sage Hen Creek Campgrounds.
Hiking, biking, horse and ATV 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 wildlife watching opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.
The Sage Hen and KYAOTT ATV Trail Systems can be accessed near the reservoir, offering more than 35 miles of trails for ATVs and motorcycles, but hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders can enjoy these trails as well.
Picnic tables, campfire rings, a vault toilet and hand-pumped drinking water are provided. A campground host is located at nearby Antelope Campground, where firewood can be purchased.
At a Glance
Opens May 16, 2014
This is a group fee campground. Vist the website: www.recreation.gov to reserve a site or call 1-877-444-6777.
Activities and Amenities: Accessible Vault Toilets, Berry Picking, Birding, Boating, Campfire Rings, Canoeing, Drinking Water (Hand Pump), Fishing, Grills, Group Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Lake Access, Mountain Biking, Mushroom Picking, Paved Parking Spurs, Paved Roads, Tables, Wildlife Viewing
Eastside Campground 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 campground (2.5 miles). The majority of this route is a gravel surface and can be successfully driven with a passenger car during drier weather.