Baumgartner Campground

Area Status: Open
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Baumgartner Campground is a group, fee, reservation campground composed of 39 camping units on the South Fork of the Boise River.  It is one of two campgrounds on the District that has a campground host.  There are 6 double family units, for up to 16 people each, and 1 multi-family group unit that can be reserved for up to 32 campers.  Swimming, fishing, and picnicking are popular activities. An extensive trail system for OHV and motorcycles can be accessed from this campground, however OHVs are not allowed on the roads within the campground.  An interpretive nature trail offers history on the geologic attractions in the area. The Hot Pool, located within the campground is a toasty 111 degrees Fahrenheit and is open daily. The pool is drained nightly. Soaps, alcohol and glass are not allowed near or in the pool. Swimsuits are required and no pets are allowed around or in the pool.

We are currently upgrading Baumgartner campground with longer and wider camping spurs and we are moving some campsites. The improvements will not be asphalted for the 2016 camping season. Expect to encounter some sites or portions of sites that have compacted gravel and unfinished surfaces. Thank you for your patience while we update the campground for your enjoyment.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is closed for the season, however the pool is open.  Access is limited to walk in only, please do not block the gate due to construction equipment entering and leaving the rehabilitation project which is occuring on site during the month of October.
Reservations: Reservations are available through the National Recreation Reservation Service.  Contact phone:  1-877-444-6777  Website:
Fees $10.00 per night fee for a single unit, $20.00 per night fee for a double unit, and $40.00 per night fee for the group site.  There is an additional reservation fee of $10.00 for phone reservations and $9.00 for web reservations.
Open Season: 5/1
Restrictions: Pets must be leashed at all times in the campground.  All camp fires must be attended.  OHVs are not allowed on the roads within the campground.  The pool is drained and cleaned at night and no soaps, alcohol or glass are allowed near or in the pool. Swimsuits are required and no pets are allowed around or in the pool.
Closest Towns: Featherville, Idaho and Fairfield, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: This campground is apart of NRRS. Make reservations by calling NRRS at 1-877-444-6777
Information Center: OHVs are not allowed in the campground unless the are licensed and legally equipped for Federal Highways. You may trailer them in and out, but riding in the campground is not allowed.

General Information


Please take the Detour Route


From Highway 20, go north 30 miles on Pine-Featherville Rd (Forest Road #61) and then east 11 miles on Forest Road #227


Access Closed:

From Fairfield, go north 18 miles on Forest Road #094 and west 19 miles on Forest Road #227.

General Notes:

The campsite is located 12 miles east of Featherville.


Additional parking is available outside of the campsite for extra vehicles.

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4900 ft.