Star Hope Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Starhope Campground

The Starhope Campground has 21 units in a beautiful wooded setting with Starhope Creek flowing through it.  There are two handpumps to provide potable water, three vault toilets are available, and several hitching rails. Water is available during summer months only.  Nearby areas of interest include Broad Canyon, Starhope Canyon and Bear Creek Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season
Reservations: No reservations taken
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10 per Night for single unit is charged for overnight use at this site.
Open Season: 5/30 - 9/30
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Mackay, Sun Valley
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Passes:   The following passes are good for 50% reduction in camping fees: SENIOR PASS – Available for $10.00 to US Citizens 62 years and older.  Must be purchased in person with proof of age such as driver’s license. ACCESS PASS – Available FREE of charge to US citizens that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability that severely limits one or more major life activities.  Must be maintained in person with written proof of disability. 
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Mackay: Take US Highway 93 approximately 16 miles north of Mackay to the Trail Creek Road. Turn left on Trail Creek Road (#208). Follow this road 18 miles and turn left on the Copper Basin Road (#135). Follow this road 13 miles, and turn right on the Copper Basin Loop Road (#138).  Follow this road 9 miles to the Starhope Campground. From Sun Valley/Ketchum: Take Highway 75 (Main Street) to Sun Valley Road. Turn northeast onto Sun Valley Road. This road turns into the Trail Creek Road (closed in winter). Follow this road to the Copper Basin Road. Turn right onto the Copper Basin Road. Follow this road 13 miles to the Copper Basin Loop Road. Turn right on the Copper Basin Loop Road. Follow this road 9 miles to the Starhope Campground.

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