Whoop Um Up Equestrian Campground

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Whoop-um-up Equestrian Campground is located 56 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, along State Highway 21, under a scenic pine forested canopy.

There are six campsites complete with feed boxes, hitching posts and water for stock.

Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant.

The historic town of Idaho City is just 11 miles south. The Crooked River runs near the site, offering rainbow trout fishing.

Natural Features:

State Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, snakes along Mores Creek to Mores Creek Summit, Gold Fork, and Banner Ridge with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forest.  The Crooked River runs near the campground offering an opportunity to catch a rainbow trout.


Numerous trail opportunities are in the area, offering hiking, biking and horseback riding.

In winter, the area becomes a playground for backcountry skiers and snowmobilers.



At a Glance

Operational Hours: May - September
Reservations: No reservations.  First come, first serve.
Fees: This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.  Please bring cash or check. 6 sites - Overnight fee:  $15.00 per site. Extra vehicle fees may apply.
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Idaho City, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities: This campground contains 6 campsites with picnic tables, a grill, and fire ring and vault toilet.

General Information

General Notes:

The Upper Crooked River Trailhead includes visitor information.  It serves Crooked River (#158) and Beaver Creek (#276) trails.  Located not far from Edna Creek and Whoop Um Up Equestrian Campgrounds.

The Whoop-Um-Up Trailhead includes a restroom and information kiosk. Fees are charged by the State in the winter, however the Forest Service operates it for free in summer. Located near Whoop Um Up Equestrian Campground and Edna Creek Campground.


From Idaho City, Idaho, travel north along State Highway 21 about 17 miles to the campground.

You will pass Mores Creek Summit. 

The entrance is on the east side of State Highway 21.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Total of 6 sites.

Day Hiking

In the winter, this is the trailhead for a popular cross-country ski trail.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Riding

One of four horse friendly Boise National Forest Campgrounds.  A few of the campsites have transfer stations, hitching posts and feed boxes. 

Refer to the Boise National Forest map and the Idaho City Motor Vehicle Use Map for more trail information.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate


Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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