Federal Gulch Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Federal Gulch Campground is a non-fee, non-reservation campground located on the East Fork of the Wood River. The campground is composed of 3 campsites on the East Fork of the Wood River. This area is generally accessible May through October. Campground amenities include toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings. The Federal Gulch Trailhead is located at the campsite and trout fishing is available in the Wood River.

At a Glance


Not accepted.

Fees Non-fee campground.
Open Season: May 1 annually, wether and road conditions permitting.
Best Season: June - September
Busiest Season: October during hunting season.
Restrictions: Camping limit 16 days.
Closest Towns: Ketchum, Hailey
Water: No public drinking water available at the campground.
Restroom: Single-unit SST Vault toilet
Operated By: Ketchum Ranger District, Sawtooth National Forest

General Information


From Ketchum, go south on ID 75 approximately 6 miles to the East Fork Big Wood River/Greenhorn Gulch traffic light, then go east (left) on Forest Road #118 approximately 12 miles, through the old mining town of Triumph, along the East Fork of the Wood River, to reach Federal Gulch Campground. 

General Notes:

No public drinking water is provided at Federal Gulch Campground or within the East Fork Big Wood River drainage. 

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