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, take State Highway 55 north to Banks, Idaho approximately 38 miles.
At Banks, take State Highway 17 (Banks-Lowman road) east to Lowman, Idaho approximately 32 miles.
At the Lowman junction, turn left onto State Highway 21.
Proceed along State Highway 21 over Banner Summit and past Banner Creek Campground. Look for the sign.
Turn west onto Forest Service (FS) Road 579. Continue along FS road 579 to Deadwood Resevoir. Riverside Campground is on the north end of Deadwood Reservoir.