Chemeketan Campground - Salmon River Headwaters

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Chemeketan is a marvelously secluded, reservable group area located in a lodge pole pine forest.  At the base of Galena Summit on HWY 75 take FS Rd 215 approximately 3 miles to the campground.  Visitors can enjoy fishing for trout and steelhead in the Salmon River, exploring  the Idaho Centennial Trail or admiring the marvelous views.  It is available for use by individual campers as well as a group.  It consists of thirteen individual camping sites and two group camping areas.

At a Glance

Reservations: This is a concession operated, reservable campground.  Reservations can be made by calling 877-444-6777 or by visiting
Open Season: Mid June - Mid September
Restrictions: Pets must be leashed. Camping limit is 10 days.
Closest Towns: Stanley, Idaho
Water: No drinking water available.
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: This campground is part of NRRS. Reserve units by calling NRRS at 1-877-444-6777
Information Center: For additional information contact the Sawtooth NRA Visitor Center at 208-727-3500 or the Stanley Ranger Station at 208-774-3000.

General Information


From Stanley, go south 23 miles on ID 75.  Turn south on Forest Road #215 and go about 3 miles to the campground.

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7500 ft.