Forest Service to install updated restrooms at Selway River camping areas

An older brown Forest Service restroom at Boyd Creek Campground. Moss is growing on the roof.

This restroom at Boyd Creek Campground is one of four such facilities at Selway River camping areas slated to be replaced and updated by the Forest Service in July 2020. USDA Forest Service photo.


KAMIAH, Idaho (July 2, 2020) – The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will begin work this month to replace and update four restroom facilities at camping areas along the Selway River. New facilities at Boyd Creek Campground, O’Hara Campground, and the 20 Mile dispersed camping area will replace old, deteriorating buildings and meet modern accessibility standards to better serve visitors recreating on the forest’s Moose Creek Ranger District.

Replacement of the existing restrooms is scheduled to take place between July 13 and July 24, with crews expected to be working for one week or less at each location. Boyd Creek Campground and the 20 Mile dispersed camping area will be closed during their renovations, as the sites are too small to safely accommodate both construction equipment and the visiting public. O’Hara Campground will remain open during renovations, although certain walk–up sites may have to close for public safety during construction. O’Hara Campground reservations will not be impacted.

“We appreciate the public’s understanding during these short–term closures while equipment is operating. We believe this temporary inconvenience will be more than worth it to have these new restroom facilities installed,” said Kearstin Edwards, Central Zone Recreation Staff on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.

The new restrooms will be fabricated by Missoula Concrete of Missoula, Mont. and installed by Mark Agee Excavation of Kamiah, Idaho.

For information about recreating on the Moose Creek Ranger District, please call (208) 926-4274*.


*Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests phone numbers may differ from the usual as offices continue to offer virtual services for the safety of staff and visitors. For more information, please visit

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