Hardscrabble Campground


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Hardscrabble Campground

Hardscrabble Campground is one of 5 campgrounds that lie along the Middle Fork of the Payette River, north of Garden Valley. Three of the units can accommodate small to medium size RVs up to a length of 30 feet. All units have tables, grills and fire pits. This campground has 6 units. No drinking water available. One vault toilet is located within the campground. This campground is on a fee system. Fee envelopes and collection boxes are available at the entrance to the campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Opens May 9, 2014.
Area Amenities: Toilets
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 fee $12.00 per site and the Day Use Fee is $5.00.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Emmett
Water: Not for drinking
Restroom: Vault

General Information


Hardscrabble Campground is located in Southwestern Idaho, 11 miles north of Garden Valley. Take National Forest Road 698 (NF-698), north from Garden Valley. Watch for recreation signs.

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Fire Danger Level: Low
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