River Side Campground is located along the Deadwood River at the north end of scenic Deadwood Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. Boating, fishing and hiking are popular activities.
The campground is situated in a mixed-growth pine forest, which offers plentiful shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant. The entire campground affords views of the river.
Because of its remote location, Deadwood Reservoir is quiet and unpopulated, making for great fishing for Atlantic, Chinook and Kokanee salmon, and rainbow and cutthroat trout. Boating, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking are popular on the lake. A boat ramp is located about 2 miles away at Cozy Cove Campground.
Many trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding are in the area.
At a Glance
Reservations can be made HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
This is a fee campground.
||8 sites / single site: $12.00 per night, $6.00 day use.
This primitive campground offers waterfront sites with direct river access. A vault toilet is located up a hill above the campground. Drinking water is provided. Roads and parking spurs within the site are dirt.
From Boise, Idaho, travel north along State Highway 55 to Banks, Idaho approximately 38 miles.
At Banks, turn right (east) onto State Highway 17 (Banks-Lowman Road) and proceed 31 miles to Lowman, Idaho.
At Lowman, turn left at the intersection of State Highway 17 and State Highway 21. Travel northeast towards Stanley, Idaho along State Highway 21 approximately 40 miles.
Along the route, you will travel past Banner Summit, Bull Trout Campground and eventually arrive at the Forest Service (FS) Road 579 turnoff.
Turn (west) onto FS Road 579 at Banner Creek/Cape Horn Summit. There is a big parking area and an information board.
Travel along FS Road 579 through Bear Valley and past the Elk Creek Guard Station Cabins. Eventually FS Road 579 will intersect with FS Road 555. At this junction, turn left and proceed south along FS Road 555 to the reservoir.
There are four campgrounds at the reservoir.