Independence Lakes Campground

Area Status: Open
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Independence Lake Campground and Picnic Area is a non-fee campground and picnic area where reservations are not required. There are 5 single sites.  This area is accessible for a season that varies usually between July through October. Sites are handicapped accessible. Campground amenities include 9 tables and grills, toilets, and livestock facilities. No drinking water or trash service is available. Nearby Independence Lakes Trail (#35) is 3.1 miles to the Lake. Only non-motorized travel is authorized. The first mile is rocky, however the remainder is a reasonable grade with switchbacks to the first of four lakes in the alpine cirque basin.

At a Glance

Restrictions: Occupancy: The following act is prohibited within the Minidoka Ranger District: Pursuant to 36 CFR 262.58 (a), camping in any area including a developed recreation site or an undeveloped/dispersed recreation site for more than 14 (fourteen) days in a 28 (twenty-eight) day period. A camper or a group of persons camping together must move off of National Forest lands within the Minidoka Ranger District for a minimum of 14 days after camping for 14 days. Campers who remain longer than 14 consecutive days and/or camp more than 14 days within a 28 day period may receive violation notices and fines under the authority described under Special Order Number: 0414-01-028. For more information contact the Minidoka Ranger District Office in Burley, ID—208-678-0430. No Horses are allowed in the campground. Limit 2 vehicles (autos) per site. Vehicles must be parked on gravel spurs provided. Do not park on the travelway/road; do not block traffic.
Operated By: Minidoka Ranger District. This campground is not part of NRRS. Call 1-208-678-0439 for more informa

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Campground Camping

Campsites are limited in the lakes basin due to terrain, rock and timber so the majority of visitors camp at the trailhead and day-hike into the lakes.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
42.218269
  Longitude : 
-113.674353
  Elevation : 
8000 ft