Willow Creek Campground (Idaho City)

IC - Willow Creek Campground


Willow Creek Campground is located approximately 61 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, in a scenic Ponderosa pine forest along State Highway 21.  

The campground contains 4 sites that can accommodate up to 6 people each.

Natural Features:

Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant. Historic Idaho City is just 16 miles south.

The campground is located at the confluence of the Crooked River and Willow Creek.  Enjoy fishing for rainbow trout.


State 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 and ATV riding.

Check on the Idaho City Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for open roads and trails for your interests.

In winter, the area becomes a playground for backcountry skiers and snowmobilers.



At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  this campground is first come, first serve.
Fees: This is not a fee campground. 4 sites / no fees.
Closest Towns: Idaho City, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities:    Campsites have picnic tables, a grill, and fire ring and vault toilet. The site is in an open area with partial shade. Due to its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected.


General Information


From Idaho City, Idaho, travel 18 miles northeast on State Highway 21.

Turn right on Forest Service Road 384 and travel approximately 5.7 miles to the Willow Creek Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Total of 4 sites.

River and Stream Fishing

Confluence of Crooked River and Willow Creek. Fishing for rainbow and brook trout.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife is in the area. Watch and you may get a glimpse.
Difficulty Level: Easy


Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Scenic Driving

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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