Cozy Cove Campground

The Cozy Cove Campground is located on the southeast shore of scenic Deadwood Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. Boating, fishing and hiking are popular activities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a bluff overlooking the reservoir. All sites have lake views. A mixed-growth pine forest covers the campground, offering plentiful shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant.


Because of its remote location, Deadwood Reservoir is quiet and unpopulated, making for great fishing for Atlantic, Chinook and Kokanee salmon, and rainbow and cutthroat trout. Boating, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking are popular on the lake. A boat ramp is located on-site. Many trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding are in the area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Deadwood campgrounds normally open as snow conditions permit access. Access roads are open with the exception of FS 555 road (Scott Mountain Road). This road is very narrow and in bad shape and not a recommended route.
Reservations: This is a fee campground with 16 sites. Reservations can be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. Please bring cash or a check.  Extra vehicle fees may apply. Contact the Lowman Ranger District at 208-259-3361 for off-season camping information.
Open Season: Mid-June - End of September
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault

General Information

General Notes:

This is a fee campground with 16 sites. Additional vehicles may be subject to parking fees.  Electric hookups are not available. The Cozy Cove Campground boat ramp is concrete and provides access to Deadwood Reservoir.

This primitive campground offers several campsites, many of which are on the waterfront. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs within the site are dirt.

  • 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 approximately 40 miles.

  • Along the route, you will travel past Banner Summit, Bull Trout Campground and eventually arrive at the Forest Service (FS) Road 579 turnoff. 

  • Turn (west) onto FS Road 579 at Banner Creek/Cape Horn Summit.  There is a big parking area and an information board.

  • Travel along FS Road 579 through Bear Valley and past the Elk Creek Guard Station Cabins.  Eventually, FS Road 579 will intersect with FS Road 555.  At this junction, turn left and proceed south along FS Road 555 to the reservoir. 

  • There are four campgrounds at the reservoir.



Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Total of 16 sites.

Day Hiking

The Westside, Lightning Ridge, Habit Creek, Bitter Creek, and Whitehawk Basin Trails are nearby.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Riding

The Westside, Lightning Ridge, Habit Creek, Bitter Creek, and Whitehawk Basin Trails are nearby.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Big Game Hunting

Hunting for big game in season.
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife is in the area. Watch and you may get a glimpse.
Difficulty Level: Easy


Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Boating - Motorized

South end of Deadwood Reservoir.

Boating - Non-Motorized

South end of Deadwood Reservoir.


South end of Deadwood Reservoir.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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