Sage Hen Creek Campground is located on the shores of the scenic Sage Hen Reservoir at an elevation of 4,800 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring Joe's Creek Trail and the Sage Hen Reservoir Trail. There are 9 sites available for reservation at www.recreation.gov.
The campground is situated in a forest of towering Ponderosa pine, Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir and grand fir, which provides plentiful shade in most sites. Some sites afford partial lake views. Summer temperatures range from 80 to 90-degree days to cooler nights.
A variety of berries and mushrooms can be found throughout the area. Local wildlife includes deer, elk, black bear, goshawk, woodpeckers and boreal owls. Sage Hen Reservoir offers great boating, canoeing and rainbow trout fishing. A boat ramp and dock are located within the campground.
Hiking, biking, horse and ATV trails are abundant in the area, including Joe's Creek Trail, which begins in the campground.
The Sage Hen Reservoir Trail, a 4-mile loop around the lake, offers great fishing spots, beautiful viewpoints and wildlife watching opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.
The Sage Hen and KYAOTT ATV Trail Systems can be accessed near the reservoir, offering more than 35 miles of trails for ATVs and motorcycles, but hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders can enjoy these trails as well. The campground contains several single-family sites, a few of which are accessible, all with picnic tables and campfire rings. Some sites also have grills. Vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.
At a Glance
Opens May 16, 2014
||Boat ramp,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. Reservations can be made at: www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
||9 sites / $15.00 - overnight $8.00 day use.
Sage Hen Creek Campground is located 45 miles north of Emmett, Idaho. Take State Highway 52 north to the Sweet/Ola Road (12.3 miles). Turn left towards Sweet, drive north to Ola (17 miles), pavement ends at Ola. Take National Forest Road 618 (NF-618) to the junction of NF-626 (10 miles). Take NF-626 to NF-614 (7 miles). Take NF-614 to campground (2.5 miles). The majority of this route is a gravel surface and can be successfully driven with a passenger car during drier weather.