Troutdale Campground


Troutdale Campground


A stay at Troutdale Campground enables guests to enjoy all the beauty and recreation offered around the Middle Fork Boise River.

Weather is usually good from mid-May through late September and is easily accessible by car in good weather, although the road is sometimes rough and the drive can be seemingly long.

Checking with the Idaho City Ranger District (208-392-6681) on road conditions before heading out is recommended.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated along the river and wildlife watchers may want to look for deer and elk. Waterfowl, eagles and osprey are attracted to the river.


Trail #130 begins nearby, leading to Bald Mountain. Check the Idaho City Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for trails in the area that are open to hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-road vehicles. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.

The Middle Fork Boise River offers excellent trout fishing and good swimming holes.  Big game hunting is a popular activity in season.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: April - October.
Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  First come, first serve opportunities.
Fees This is not a fee campground.
Permit Info: 5 sites / No fees.
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities:  There are campfire rings, picnic tables and a vault toilet.

General Information


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

Travel east along the Forest Service (FS) road 268 approximately 33 miles. 

You will travel past the Arrowrock Dam and several other campgrounds before arriving at Troutdale Campground. 

The FS road 268 is narrow in places and may be rough. Use caution when driving to your site.

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