Tailwaters Campground

Area Status: Open
Tailwaters Campground

Tailwaters Campground is accessed from State Highway 20. 

There are three campsites and plenty of opportunities to fish for trout and bass.

The Campground is located on the west shore of Anderson Ranch Reservoir.

The Tailwaters boat ramp is within the campground provides access for rafts, motorized and non-motorized boats.

Be advised:  There is an Elmore county ordinance restricting any motorized equipment on the Lower South Fork Boise River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Tailwaters Campground is open.
Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  This is a first come, first serve campground.
Fees: This is not a fee campground.
Permit Info: 3 sites / No fees.
Closest Towns: Mountain Home, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: vault toilet
Information Center: Facilities:  There are campground rings, picnic tables, and a vault toilet.

General Information


From Mountain Home, Idaho, travel 21 miles along State Highway 20 northeast to the FS 134 road turnoff approximately 21 miles toward Anderson Dam. Continue along FS 134 road for approximately 6 miles.  When arriving at the Dam, turn south on FS 121 road and go south for about a mile to Tailwaters Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Total of 3 sites.

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Big Game Hunting

Check with the Idaho Fish and Game for hunting opportunities in the area.

Viewing Scenery

OHV Camping

Check on the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the District for open OHV trails and roads in the area.


Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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