Big Springs Campground - Caribou

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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Big Springs Campground is located about 16 miles north of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho in Pebble Creek Drainage. The campground turnoff of old highway 30 (Whisky Mikes) is about 9 miles north of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. It is also about 8 miles west of Bancroft, Idaho.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Single family units are $10, two family units are $20 per night. Group unit is $50 per night. A fee of $5 for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground.
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: All vehicles and RV's must park in designated areas only. ATV's or ORV's allowed on designated trails only. No riding in the campground.All equipment must fit on the site pad. Vehicles park in developed areas only.
Closest Towns: Lava Hot Springs, ID
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, go north on old highway 30 (paved highway) about 9 miles to Pebble Creek road (also known locally as" Mikes Place" or "Whisky Mikes"). Turn left (west) across railroad tracks on forest road #036 (graveled). Stay on this road and go about 7 miles to Big Springs Campground.

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ATVs, biking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, hiking, horse riding, berry picking, hunting, nature trails
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No. of Accessible sites175

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hiking, fishing, all terrain vehicle, berry picking, biking, bird watching, horseback riding, horse corrals, hunting, mountain biking, nature trails, off-road vehicle trails, photography, wildlife viewing
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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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