Trout Creek Campground

  

Trout Creek Campground

Overview:

The Trout Creek Campground, near Landmark, Idaho, offers 5 campsites in a peaceful, remote setting near mountain slopes covered in dense pine forest. Peak season for the campground is typically early June through late September. It can be accessed by most vehicles; however the road is narrow and may be rough in spots.

Natural Features:

The campground sits in a pretty mountain meadow a stone's throw from several creeks including the scenic Johnson Creek, a tributary of the South Fork Salmon River. Wildlife watchers may see deer, elk, bear and moose. Bald eagles are often spotted soaring overhead.

Recreation:

The campground is near the trailhead to Thunderbolt Lookout and several trails into the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness. Check on the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for non-motorized and motorized trails.  The area is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.

The South Fork Salmon River and Johnson Creek offer opportunities for fishing. Berry picking and hunting are popular pastimes in season.

Nearby Attractions:

The tiny community of Yellow Pine is north of the campground approximately 15 miles and offers limited services. The popular Yellow Pine Music & Harmonica Festival is held annually in August.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: May  – September  – (or until closed by snow)
Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  This campground is first come, first serve.
Fees This is not a fee campground. 5 sites / No fees.
Closest Towns: Cascade, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities:  The campsites have a fire ring, grill, picnic table and vault toilet.

General Information

Directions:

From Boise, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 approximately 80 miles to Cascade, Idaho.

From Cascade, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 only a short distance to the turnoff at the Warm Lake Road (Forest Highway 22). Travel Forest Highway 22 northeast approximately 25 miles.

When you arrive at the Warm Lake area, Forest Highway 22 becomes Forest Service (FS) road 579. Continue east along FS road 579, until it intersects with  FS road 413 approximately 10 miles. 

Turn north on FS road 413 and proceed 8 miles to Trout Creek Campground.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Stop at Warm Lake on your way to the campground and fish for kokanee and several species of trout including rainbow, brook, lake, and bull.

River and Stream Fishing

The South Fork Salmon River is a close drive from the campground and excellent fishing for salmon, steelhead, whitefish, bull trout and cutthroat trout.


Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.74683

  Longitude : 
-115.55478

  Elevation : 
6300

 

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You may reserve your favorite cabin or campsite 6 months in advance at www.recreation.gov Link opens in a new window


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10-17-2019 Sharing your space - Forest friends may share your rental cabin! Link opens in a Pdf Document


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Discover Idaho Trail Maps

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Boise National Forest Interactive Road and Trail Closure Map- Check with the Districts if you have further questions Link opens in a new window


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USDA Interactive Forest Service Maps and MVUMs Available for Smart-Phone Users with Avenza App. Link opens in a new window


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Reminder - Special Order and map - Camping limit is 14 days Link opens in a Pdf Document

 



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