Canyon Campground is located approximately 12 miles north of Banks, Idaho just off State Highway 55 at an elevation of 4,000 feet.
The North Fork Payette River flows next to the highway, where whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities.
The Campground is one of 4 campgrounds that lie along State Highway 55, on the North Fork of the Payette River between Banks and Smiths Ferry.
The campground is situated is a scenic canyon just above Highway 55. The mountains are forested with a mix of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines and shade is plentiful within most of the campground. Summer days are warm, reaching 80-90 degrees; nights are cooler.
The North Fork Payette River is a very popular location for whitewater rafting and kayaking. The Payette Whitewater Roundup is held annually in July along different sections of the river.
Anglers will find good to excellent fishing for whitefish and rainbow trout.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||May – September|
|Reservations:||No reservations are necessary. This campground is first come, first serve.|
|Rentals & Guides:||Click here to download a "Print to Go" guide for Canyon Campground.|
|Fees:||This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. Please bring cash or check. 6 sites / $12.00 - overnight $6.00 day use. Extra vehicle fees may apply.|
|Closest Towns:||Boise, Idaho|
This area is accessible for a season that varies between April 20 and October 20 due to snow levels.
From Boise, Idaho travel north along State Highway 55 for approximately 38 miles to Banks, Idaho.
From Banks, continue north along State Highway 55 for approximately 12 miles to the campground sign.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingTotal of 6 sites.
River and Stream Fishing
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game manages the river fisheries. Fishing is good to excellent most of the year. Fishing occurs from the riverbanks. Whitefish and rainbow trout are the predominate species.
Big Game HuntingHunting is good on both sides of the river during the legal season. Due to the heavy highway traffic, hunting is best on the higher slopes. Big game (deer, elk & bear) is located throughout the surrounding mountains.