Photo of people on the shore of the river.

Spring Bar Campground has a good beach area for swimming in the Salmon River. O’Hara Campground, located on the Selway River has good access to the river with some swimming spots. Johnson Bar, also on the Selway, is a nice beach location. There are many rafting opportunities where you can swim along with your group at times. South Fork Campground on the South Fork of the Clearwater River on State Highway 14 has river access for swimming also. Keep in mind these are large rivers with undertows which can take you by surprise – use caution when choosing to swim in our rivers.

Swimming Areas

  • Highway 14 Corridor area description
  • Red River Hot Springs
  • Lochsa/Highway 12 Corridor area description
  • Lolo Creek Campground
  • Three Devils Picnic Area
  • Wild Goose Campground
  • Wilderness Gateway Campground
  • Weitas Creek Campground
  • Palouse Corridor area description
  • Selway River Corridor area description
  • Johnson Bar Campground & Group Site
  • Twenty-mile Bar Dispersed Site

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities