Kirkham Campground - reserve

  

Lowman RD - Hot Springs near Kirkham Campground

2021 - Kirkham Hot Springs is open for DAY USE ONLY from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. until further notice. Visitors may walk in, however they cannot drive into the campground.  The gate is closed.  They can walk in.

THERE IS NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT THIS TIME.  

 

Overview:

Kirkham Campground is located next to the South Fork Payette River just east of Lowman, Idaho, along State Highway 21 at an elevation of 4,000 feet. Visitors enjoy soaking in popular Kirkham Hot Springs on the banks of the river and exploring the scenic Kirkham Ridge Trail.

Natural Features:

The campground offers little shade, though a few Ponderosa pines are scattered throughout the site. The campground can be very hot and sunny during the summer. Wildflowers dot the landscape.

Recreation:

Popular Kirkham Hot Springs is located at the river's edge within the campground. A trail with staircases leads down to the soaking pools and small steaming waterfalls.

The South Fork Payette River offers whitewater rafting, kayaking and trout fishing. The Deadwood and Danskin River Access areas are nearby.

Kirkham Ridge Trail is one of the Lowman Ranger District's premier trails. It begins less than 1/4-mile away and stretches through beautiful country for 35 miles, connecting with many other trails in the area. It is open to hiking, mountain biking and horses. Sections of the trail are open seasonally to off-road vehicles.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, and the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. Both byways offer scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks and several trail opportunities.

Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.

 

 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Kirkham Hot Springs is open for Day Use only from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.  CURRENTLY THERE IS NO OVER NIGHT CAMPING.  Visitors may walk into the campground but they are not permitted to drive in. The gate is closed. Visitors may walk in. 
Operational Hours: Day Use Only.  Walk in.
Rentals & Guides: Click here to download map.
Fees 2021 - NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING - UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE This is a fee campground. 16 sites total / Single sites - $15.00 per night, Double sites - $ 30.00 per night. $5.00 for day use parking. Please bring cash or checks.  Maximum two vehicles per site; additional vehicles must use parking lot and pay a fee.  Day use fee for non-campers is $5.00.   No entrance after 10 p.m.  Additional sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please contact the Lowman Ranger District at 208-259-3361 for questions.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center:

NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT THIS TIME

Facilities:

The campground contains several single-family sites and one double site, all of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Some sites have small picnic shelters for shade. This campground does have a gate that will be closed in the winter season.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. A campground host is on-site. Roads and parking spurs are paved. A small gas station/cafe and mechanic are nearby.

General Information

Directions:

From Boise, Idaho, travel north along State Highway 55 to Banks, Idaho approximately 38 miles.

At Banks, turn right (east) onto State Highway 17 (Banks-Lowman Road) and travel 31 miles to Lowman, Idaho.

At Lowman, turn left at the intersection of State Highway 17 and State Highway 21.  Proceed east towards Stanley, Idaho along State Highway 21

The campground is located 5 miles further at milepost 77.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.07237

  Longitude : 
-115.54165

  Elevation : 
3,978

 

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