Deadwood is a small campground that is located at the scenic confluence of the Deadwood River and the South Fork of the Payette River on the Banks-Lowman Road 17.
Visitors enjoy rafting, kayaking and fishing on the South Fork Payette River, and hiking the nearby trails. The campground is adjacent from the river acces point.
The campground is situated at the foot of a forested hillside. Towering Ponderosa pines are scattered throughout the site, offering partial shade. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape.
The Deadwood Ridge trailhead is located in this campground, and the campground also serves as a river access point for the South Fork of the Payette River.
Camping use at this site is moderate. Driveway lengths for RV's are limited to camp trailers less than 15 feet in length.
Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. The area offers scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks and several trail opportunities.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.
At a Glance
No reservations are necessary. This campground is first come, first serve.
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This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
||6 sites / single site: $15.00 per night, $5.00 day use.
From Boise, Idaho, take State Highway 55 north 38 miles to Banks, Idaho. Turn east onto the Banks-Lowman State Highway 17 and travel along the scenic highway approxomately 30 miles to the campground.