Power Plant Campground


Power Plant Campground


Power Plant Campground is near Atlanta, Idaho.

There are 24 campsites located near the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Boise River.

A trailhead offers access to the Sawtooth Wilderness, heading northeast into a lake-filled basin.

The historic mining town of Atlanta is just south of the campground.

Good fishing in the river for rainbow trout and whitefish.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: May  - September
Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  It is a first come, first serve.
Fees This is a fee campground. There are fee envelopes located at the entrance to the campground. Please bring cash or check. There are 24 sites / $15.00 overnight camping per site.  Extra vehicle fees may apply.
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities:  Campsites have campfire rings, picnic tables, grills and a vault toilet.

General Information

General Notes:

The Power Plant / Middle Fork Trailhead is a signed site with a restroom, fire ring, grill stand, loading/unloading ramp for animals, stock stall, serving table, picnic table, horseshoe pit, corral and visitor information.

It serves Power Plant and Long Lake Trails. Located near Power Plant Campground.

All trailheads have space for parking.


From Boise, Idaho, travel State Highway 21 north to the turnoff of the Arrowrock Reservoir. 

Travel along Forest Service (FS) Road 268 (Middle Fork Boise River Road) east approximately 69 miles. 

This is a long drive, you will travel past the Arrowrock Dam and several other campgrounds before arriving at Powerplant Campground.  

The FS Road 268 is very narrow and may be rough. Use caution when driving to your site.  Allow plenty of time.

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