Big Bayhorse Campground


A beautiful high mountain lake is the setting for this out of the way campground. Plenty of fishing in lake and streams. Good hiking and ATV trail access. Campsite facilities include picnic tables and fire rings with cooking grills. Within the campground there are vault toilets and a day use picnic area. On Bayhorse Lake campers will find a boat launch and two boat docks for use by non-motorized watercraft. This dirt road is narrow and steep and while trailers are allowed, caution is advised; best fit for trailers and motorhomes less than 32 feet long. No drinking water is on site, and please pack out your trash.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations taken
Fees no fee at this time
Open Season: 7/1 - 10/15
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: 32 foot RV length
Closest Towns: Stanley
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Stanley:The Bayhorse Road takes off Highway 75, 19 miles downriver from the Yankee Fork Work Center Office. It passes the old Bayhorse mining town and continues upward and onward to Big and Little Bayhorse Lakes. This dirt road is narrow and steep. From Challis:  approximately six miles east on Highway 75, turn right onto Forest Road #051 (at sign), and continue upward and onward 7 miles to Big Bayhorse Lake. This dirt road is narrow and steep.

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