Edna Creek Campground

IC - Edna Creek Campground

The Edna Campground is located 56 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, in a scenic Ponderosa pine forest along State Highway 21 at an elevation of 5,700 feet. This beautiful campground is a close get away from Boise, Idaho and a great place to go hiking, fishing, wildlife watching and relaxing under the stars.

Natural Features:

Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant. Historic Idaho City is just 11 miles south. Crooked River runs near the site, offering whitefish and rainbow trout fishing.


Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, snakes along Mores Creek to Mores Creek Summit, Gold Fork, and Banner Ridge with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forest. Numerous trail opportunities are in the area, offering hiking, biking, horseback riding, and ATVing. In winter, the area becomes a playground for backcountry skiers and snowmobilers.


At a Glance

Reservations: This is a fee campground with 9 sites. Make your reservations at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. Please bring cash or a check.  Extra vehicle fees may apply.
Open Season: Mid-May - Mid-October
Closest Towns: Idaho City, Idaho
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault

General Information

  • From Idaho City, Idaho, travel State Highway 21 north for about 18 miles to the campground.

  • You will drive past Mores Creek Summit.  The entrance to the campground is on the east side of the road.

General Notes:


he campground contains 9 sites that can accommodate up to 6 people each.  There are picnic tables, a BBQ grill, and fire ring with benches.  The site is in an open area with some shade.  There are vault toilets and garbage services. 

The Upper Crooked River Trailhead includes visitor information.  It serves Crooked River (#158) and Beaver Creek (#276) trails.  Located not far from Edna Creek and Whoop Um Up Equestrian Campgrounds.

The Whoop-Um-Up Trailhead includes a restroom and information kiosk. Fees are charged by the State in the winter, however the Forest Service operates it for free in summer. Located near Whoop Um Up Equestrian Campground and Edna Creek Campground.


All trailheads have space for parking.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Total of 9 sites.

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing in the Crooked River for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and brook trout.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

Trails are not in this area. However, trails may be nearby.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Big Game Hunting

Hunting for big game in season.
Difficulty Level: Difficult


Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Scenic Driving

Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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