Ice Hole Campground

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Ice Hole Campground

JULY 2, 2019 - Ice Hole Campground re-opens with remodel and renovations completed!

The Ice Hole Campground offers 10 campsites in a peaceful, remote setting near mountain slopes covered in dense pine forest. Peak season for the campground is typically early June through late September. It can be accessed by most vehicles; however the road is narrow and may be rough in spots.

Natural Features:

The campground sits in a pretty mountain meadow a stone's throw from scenic Johnson Creek, a tributary of the South Fork Salmon River. Wildlife watchers may see deer, elk, bear and moose. Bald eagles are often spotted soaring overhead.


The campground is near several trailheads into the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness. Check on the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for non-motorized and motorized trails.  The area is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.

The South Fork Salmon River and Johnson Creek offer opportunities for fishing. Berry picking and hunting are popular pastimes in season.

Nearby Attractions:

The tiny community of Yellow Pine is just north of the campground and offers limited services. The popular Yellow Pine Music & Harmonica Festival is held annually in August.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 2019 - The remodel and renovations were completed.
Operational Hours: Open May - September.
Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  This campground is first come, first serve.
Fees This is not a fee campground.  10 sites total.
Closest Towns: Cascade, Idaho
Water: There is no drinking water available
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities: The campsites have a fire ring, grill, picnic table and vault toilet.

General Information


From Boise, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 approximately 80 miles to Cascade, Idaho.

From Cascade, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 only a short distance to the turnoff at the Warm Lake Road (Forest Highway 22). 

Proceed along Forest Highway 22 northeast approximately 25 miles. When you arrive in the Warm Lake area, Forest Highway 22 becomes Forest Service (FS) road 579. 

Continue east along FS road 579 until it intersects with the FS road 413, approximately 10 miles. 

Turn north on FS road 413 and proceed approximately 20 miles to Ice Hole Campground.

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