Hower's Campground - reserve


Howers Campground

Overview: 

Hower's Campground is located on the northeast shore of the scenic Deadwood Reservoir in western Idaho. Boating, fishing and hiking are popular activities in this remote area.

Please click here to view a great video of the Deadwood Reservoir area and for further information about the facility and recreation opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a mixed-growth pine forest, offering plenty of shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant, and the campground affords sweeping views of the reservoir.

Recreation:

Because of its remote location, Deadwood Reservoir is quiet and unpopulated, making for great fishing for Atlantic, Chinook and Kokanee salmon, as well as rainbow and cutthroat trout.

Boating, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking are popular on the lake, and the primary developed boat ramp is located about 5.5 miles away at Cozy Cove Campground.

Several trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding wind around the lake shore and surrounding landscape.

 

 

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: June - September
Reservations: Reservations can be made HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees: This is a fee campground with 10 sites. Please bring cash or checks.  Additional vehicles may be subject to fees.  Some first come, first served sites may be available.  Contact the Lowman Ranger District at 208- 259-3361 for off-season camping information.
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center:

Facilities:

This primitive campground offers waterfront sites with direct shoreline access. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided, but there is no electricity. Roads and parking spurs within the site are dirt.

General Information

Directions:

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 31 miles to Lowman, Idaho.

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.


Activities

Campground Camping

Total of 10 sites.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Deadwood Reservoir has attracted anglers for many years due to the wide variety of fish species inhabiting the lake and nearby streams. Trolling from a boat is a popular method of fishing for kokanee, landlocked fall Chinook salmon, and Atlantic salmon. The weight of Chinook and Atlantic salmon in the reservoir can reach double digits, so anglers will need to match their gear accordingly. Fishing for trout is also popular throughout the reservoir and especially near Riverside Campground in the spring. Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Fisheries biologists on the District would appreciate any information about large bull trout that are caught in the reservoir. A boat ramp is located at Cozy Cove Campground.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

River and Stream Fishing

Deadwood Reservoir has attracted anglers for many years due to the wide variety of fish species inhabiting the lake and nearby streams. Trolling from a boat is a popular method of fishing for kokanee, landlocked fall Chinook salmon, and Atlantic salmon.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

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

Picnicking

Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.32252

  Longitude : 
-115.64830

  Elevation : 
5,325