Deer Flat Campground

Deer Flat Campground


Deer Flat Campground is a primitive camp - there are no amenities.  Therefore, there are no fees.

It is located along the North Fork of Deer Creek which is a small tributary of Deer Creek.

The campground is well shaded by lodgepole pine and Douglas-Fir.

The site is seldom used except during fall hunting seasons.

Access to the campground is normally not available until June. There is no trash service, please pack it out!!!

Driveway lengths for RVs are limited. Trailers and larger RVs are not advised to use this site.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: June - September
Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  This campground is first come, first serve.
Fees: This is a no fee campground. 5 sites / no fees.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Stanley, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault

General Information


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 proceed 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.

Continue along the FS Road 579 until you arrive at Deer Flat Camping area.


Campground Camping

Total of 5 sites.

Horse Riding

Viewing Wildlife

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


Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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