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.
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 are available through the National Recreation Reservation Service. Contact phone: 1-877-444-6777 Website: www.recreation.gov
$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.
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.
Featherville, Idaho and Fairfield, Idaho
This campground is apart of NRRS. Make reservations by calling NRRS at 1-877-444-6777
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.
From Fairfield, go north 18 miles on Forest Road #094 and west 19 miles on Forest Road #227.
The campsite is located 12 miles east of Featherville.
Additional parking is available outside of the campsite for extra vehicles.
The Iron Montain Trail (#050) is 9.3 miles in length. The trailhead is 1 mile west of Baumgartner Campground. Originally, the trail was a road providing access to Iron Mountain Lookout. Motorized travel is heavy, but is restricted to vehicles with 48" (or less) wheel base. The highlight of the trail is the scenic view from the Forest Service Lookout on Iron Mountain. The Lime Creek Trail System can be accessed at the Baumgartner Campground. This trail is open to two-wheeled motorized travel. It is very popular with big game hunters using pack and saddle stock. There are no mountain lakes in this area, although Heart Lake is on the border, north of Iron Mountain. Wildlife commonly observed include: bald and golden eagles, numerous hawks, grouse, coyote, deer, elk, and bear. Sightings of mountain lions have been reported. Expect domestic sheep and cattle use. Cattle are permitted in the Middle Fork and South Fork of Lime Creek and Bremner areas.
OHV Riding & Camping
OHV Trail Riding
The Iron Mountain Trail (#050) is 9.3 miles in length. The trailhead is one mile west of Baumgartner Campground. Originally, the trail was a road providing access to Iron Mountain Lookout. Motorized travel is heavy, but is restricted to vehicles with 48" (or less) wheel base. The highlight of the trail is the scenic view from the Forest Service Lookout on Iron Mountain.