Eastside Campground is a group campground 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. The 5 Sage Hen campgrounds are a beautiful, scenic destination for recreation and adventure.
The group campground 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.
The Sage Hen and KYAOTT ATV Trail Systems can be accessed near the reservoir, offering more than 35 miles of trails for off-road vehicles and motorcycles, but hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders can enjoy these trails as well. Check with the Emmett Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use map (MVUM) and the Boise National Forest map for open trails and roads in the area.
At a Glance
Scheduled to open May 22, 2015.
Make your reservations HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
This is a group fee campground. Group site - $100.00 overnight. There are a few single sites - $16.00 - overnight.
The campground is made up of several single sites and one reservable, accessible group site that can accommodate up to 50 people and 10 vehicles.
Most of the campsites afford partial lake views. 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.
From Boise, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 to Horseshoe Bend, Idaho approximately 30 miles.
At Horseshoe Bend, turn west and travel State Highway 52 for 9 miles to the junction with the Sweet/Ola Highway. Then turn north and travel 16 miles to Ola, Idaho.
From Ola, continue 10 miles northeast on Forest Service (FS) Road 618, then 7 miles on FS Road 626. Lastly, travel approximately 2 miles northeast on FS Road 614 and you will arrive at Sage Hen Reservoir.
Eastside Campground is on the east side of the reservoir. Campgrounds circle the lake and are easy to find after arriving at the reservoir.
The Sage Hen Nature Trailhead is a signed site with visitor information and picnic table.
It is located near several campgrounds that surround Sage Hen Reservoir, including Sage Hen Creek, Cartwright Ridge, Antelope, Hollywood and Eastside Campgrounds.