Park Creek Campground and Group sites


The Park Creek Campground is located 4 miles from Lowman, Idaho, off the beaten path at the confluence of Park and Clear Creeks.

Visitors enjoy fishing, hunting and exploring local trails and beautiful peaceful setting.

Natural Features:

Towering Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir trees forest the campground, offering plentiful shade. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. A variety of wildlife lives in the area, including black bears, deer and elk.

Recreation:

Park Creek and Clear Creek both offer good trout fishing. Various hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding trails are in the vicinity.

Nearby Attractions:

Beautiful Bear Valley is up the road from Park Creek, offering scenic views, wildlife watching and numerous trail opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding.

Several natural hot springs pools can be found along the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway, and Highway 21, the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. Both byways also offer pretty scenery, wildlife viewing, historical information kiosks and 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

Reservations: This is a fee campground with 6 sites and reservable as a group unit only. Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis when there is no group reservation.  Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. Please bring cash or a check.  Extra vehicle fees may apply. Please contact the Lowman Ranger District at 208-259-3361 for off-season camping information.
Open Season: End of May - End of September
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault

General Information

General Notes:

Facilities:

There are 2 group sites - Each site has the capacity to fit 100 visitors. The campground contains two reservable group sites, and both can accommodate up to 100 people each. The individual sites can also be reserved. Picnic tables, campfire rings and grills are provided, as are vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection. Roads and parking spurs are dirt.


Directions:
  • From Boise, Idaho, travel State Highway 55 to Banks, Idaho approximately 38 miles.

  • At Banks, turn east and travel Forest Service Highway 17 (Banks/Lowman Road) to Lowman, Idaho approximately 31 miles.

  • Turn left at the junction of Forest Highway 17 and State Highway 21 (at Lowman) and immediately turn left onto Forest Service (FS) Road 582 (Clear Creek Road).

  • Proceed along Clear Creek Road 3.6 miles to the campground.  You will cross a small bridge at the entrance.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Total of 26 sites.

Group Camping

There are two group sites available at Park Creek Campground.  Each group can accommodate 100 visitors. 

River and Stream Fishing

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game manages Clear Creek as a wild fishery. No stocking occurs along the creek. Fishing is available along Clear Creek primarily for rainbow trout.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

Big Game Hunting

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

Viewing Scenery

Picnicking

Group Picnicking

Scenic Driving

Snowmobiling

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.11697

  Longitude : 
-115.58060

  Elevation : 
4,354