Bull Trout Lake Campground & Group sites - reserve


Bull Trout Lake Group Campground


Bull Trout Campground lies adjacent to the 100-acre Bull Trout Lake and 6-acre Martin Lake which offer great fishing from shore or non-motorized boat. The campground offers group sites for that special reunion or company retreat and equestrian sites for the horseback riding enthusiast. Use is high during the summer months and the campsites are usually full on weekends and holidays. The road into the campground is usually not clear of snow until the middle of June, please check with the Lowman Ranger District for current road conditions.

Natural Features: 

The campground is situated in a mixed-growth forest of Douglas fir and lodgepole pine, which offers partial shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant.


Bull Trout Lake offers excellent canoeing and kayaking opportunities, as the lake is for non-motorized watercraft only. Anglers fish for brook and rainbow trout. A primitive boat ramp is located on the west side of the lake.

Martin Lake is nearby, offering canoeing and fishing. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout.

Many miles of trails can be found in the area, including the 11-mile Warm Spring Trail for hikers. The 35-mile Kirkham Ridge Trail is open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and dirt biking.



At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opening of campground is snow dependent. 2020 tenative opening date is June 26. Campground officially closes late Sept.
Operational Hours:  June - September
Reservations: Make your reservations HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling;  1-877-444-6777
Fees This is a fee campground. 38 sites / single site: $15.00 per night; double site $30.00 per night; $5.00 day use; $75 groups sites (1-100 people) and sites with horse accommodations also available. Some first-come, first-served sites may be available.  Please bring cash or check.  
Additional vehicles may be subject to parking fees.  Campers must have a horse to stay on an equestrian site. This is bear country; please keep a clean camp and be bear aware.
Please contact the Lowman Ranger District at 208- 259-3361 for off-season camping information.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities: This campground contains group, equestrian and single and double campsites, many of which are accessible. The group sites can accommodate up to 50 people each. Equestrian sites each contain a corral and large parking spur. Some sites are on the waterfront and have direct lake access, others have lake views.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Roads and parking spurs within the campground are dirt. A campground host is on-site.

General Information


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 to Lowman, Idaho approximately 31 miles.

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

At milepost 107, turn left onto Forest Service Road 520. Proceed along the dirt road 2 miles to the campground.

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