Rattlesnake Campground


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Rattlesnake Campground

Rattlesnake Campground is located 13 miles north of Crouch, Idaho along the Middle Fork Payette River at an elevation of 3,600 feet.  The Middle Fork drainage offers excellent trail opportunities.

The Campground is one of 5 campgrounds that lie along the Middle Fork of the Payette River, north of Garden Valley.  All units have tables, grills and fire pits. The campground has 2 handicap accessible camping units and a 20' x 44' Pavillion.

The area was covered by old growth Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine, but a large windstorm in 1988 took out most of the large old growth trees.

The campground was reconstructed during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. This campground has 11 units. Two vault toilets are located within the campground, one of which is handicap accessible.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Opens May 9, 2014.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.  Go to: www.recreation.gov to make reservations. 11 sites / $12.00 - overnight.  Day Use $5.00. Group Site $110.00.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Garden Valley
Water: yes
Restroom: Vault

General Information


Rattlesnake Campground is located in southwestern Idaho, 14 miles north of Garden Valley. Take National Forest Road 698 (NF-698) north from Garden Valley. Watch for recreation signs.


Units have parking and can accommodate small to medium RVs up to a length of 35 feet.

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Campground Camping

Total of 11 sites.

Group Camping

Group Camping is available.  Visit the website:  www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.


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Toilets vault, accessible for people with disabilities
Picnic tables
Parking up to 35 feet long recreational vehicle
Fire Danger Level: Low
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