Swinging Bridge Campground

 

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North Fork Payette Recreation Sites

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Swinging Bridge Campground

Overview: 

Swinging Bridge Campground is located 10 miles north of Banks, Idaho just off Highway 55 at an elevation of 4,000 feet.

The North Fork Payette River flows next to the highway, where whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated is a scenic canyon just above Highway 55. The mountains are forested with a mix of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines and shade is plentiful within most of the campground. Summer days are warm, reaching 80-90 degrees; nights are cooler.

Recreation:

The North Fork Payette River is a very popular location for whitewater rafting and kayaking. The Payette Whitewater Roundup is held annually in July along different sections of the river.

Anglers will find good to excellent fishing for whitefish and rainbow trout.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Scheduled to open in May.
Reservations: Make a reservation HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. 
Permit Info: 11 sites  $15.00 - overnight  $8.00 Day use. 
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Horseshoe Bend, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: vault toilet
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Facilities:

The campground contains single-family sites, each with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved. Because of its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected.

General Information

Directions:

From Horseshoe Bend, ID, take State Rt. 55 north for 21.5 miles to the campground sign. Turn right after the sign into the campground.


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Fire Danger Level: Low
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.17218
  Longitude : 
-116.12088