Badger Creek Campground


Badger Creek Campground


A stay at Badger Creek Campground enables guests to enjoy all the beauty and recreation offered around the Middle Fork Boise River (Forest Service road 268).  Arrowrock Reservoir is just west of the campground and one of the premiere destinations for fishing, boating and waterskiing in southern Idaho.

Weather is usually good from mid-May through late September and is easily accessible by car in good weather, although the road is sometimes rough and the drive can be seemingly long.  Checking with the Idaho City Ranger District (208-392-6681) on road conditions before heading out is recommended.

Natural Features:

The campground has 5 campsites situated along the river. Wildlife watchers may want to look for deer and elk. Waterfowl, eagles and osprey are attracted to the river.


Corral Creek Trail #129 and the William Pogue National Recreation Trail #122 are just north of the campground.

Check the Idaho City Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for trails in the area that are open to hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-road vehicles. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.

The Middle Fork Boise River offers excellent rainbow & cutthroat trout fishing and good swimming holes. Big game hunting is a popular activity in season.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: April - October
Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  First come, first serve.
Fees This is not a fee campground.
Permit Info: 5 sites / No fees.
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: There are campfire rings, tables, grills and a vault toilet.

General Information


From Boise, Idaho travel north on State Highway 21 to the Forest Service (FS) road 268 turnoff.  Go past the Lucky Peak Nursery sign. Turn onto the FS 268 road and follow it along Arrowrock Reservoir approximately 25 miles. Travel past the Arrowrock Dam and several other campgrounds.  Use caution the road is narrow and can be rough.  The Campground will be a few miles past the Willow Creek Campground.

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Total of 5 sites.

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From Boise, Idaho travel north on State Highway 21 to the Arrowrock Reservoir turnoff.  Travel on the FS 268 road past the Arrowrock Dam and past Willow Creek Campground.  The campground is a few miles further.  Use caution the road may be rough with limited turnouts.


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Fire Danger Level: Low
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