Rattlesnake Campground and Group sites - reserve


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Rattlesnake Campground


Rattlesnake Campground is located approximately 14 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. Fishing and hunting are popular activities as well.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the banks of the Middle Fork Payette River among Douglas fir and lodgepole pine trees, which offer partial shade. A few sites offer river views through the dense vegetation on the banks.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in the Middle Fork drainage, including deer, elk and red-tailed hawks.


The Middle Fork Payette River offers good to excellent fishing most of the year. Anglers cast for whitefish and rainbow trout.

Many trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback and ATV riding can be found in the area. The One Spoon Trail, Rattlesnake Trail and 465 ATV Trail are all in the vicinity of the campground.

In-season big game hunting for deer, elk and bear is a popular activity in the surrounding mountains.



At a Glance

Operational Hours: Scheduled to open in May.
Reservations: Reservations can be made HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.  There are 11 sites / Single - $15.00 - overnight  Double - $30.00 overnight.  Day-Use Fee - $8.00.   Group Site - $125.00 - overnight.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Garden Valley, Idaho
Water: drinking water
Restroom: Vault
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The campground consists of nine single sites and one double site that make up one large, accessible group site, which can accommodate up to 100 people.

Picnic and utility tables, campfire rings and a picnic shelter are provided. Two accessible vault toilets are also provided. Ten parking spurs are available, each 50-75' in length.

Additional camping is available at nearby Hardscrabble and Trail Creek Campgrounds.

General Information


From Boise, Idaho, take State Highway 55 north 35 miles to Banks, Idaho.  At Banks, turn east onto the Banks-Lowman Highway 17 and proceed to Crouch, Idaho.

From Crouch, continue north on Forest Service Road 698 approximately 14 miles to Rattlesnake Campground, which is located on the west side of the road.


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

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Group Camping

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

Campground Camping

Total of 11 sites.


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