Bonneville Campground - reserve
Bonneville Campground is 19 miles east of Lowman, Idaho just off Highway 21 at an elevation of 4,700 feet. Warm Springs Creek runs alongside the campground and the South Fork Payette River lies across the highway. Visitors enjoy soaking at Bonneville Hot Springs and fishing in the creek and river.
The campground is situated on a bluff overlooking Warm Springs Creek. A forest of towering Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir covers the campground. Most campsites have plentiful shade. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. Deer and elk may be seen wandering through the area on occasion.
A 1/4-mile hiking trail leads from the campground to Bonneville Hot Springs, where a soaking pool awaits. Warm Springs Creek offers good trout fishing.
The South Fork Payette River offers whitewater rafting, kayaking and trout fishing. The Deadwood River Access area is located near Lowman.
Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, and the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. Both byways offer scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks and several trail opportunities.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||May - September|
|Reservations:||Make your reservations HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.|
|Fees:||This is a fee campground with 22 sites. Please bring cash or check. Some first come, first serve sites may be available. Maximum of 2 vehicles allowed at single sites, 4 vehicles at double site; extra vehicles will be charged at the campground. Day use fee for non-campers. There are no electric, water or sewer site hookups available. Please contact the Lowman Ranger District at 208-259-3361 for off-season camping information.|
|Closest Towns:||Boise, Idaho|
Facilities:The campground contains several accessible single-family sites and one double site, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. A campground host is on-site. This campground does have a gate that will be closed during the winter season.
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 to Lowman, Idaho approximately 31 miles.
At Lowman, turn left at the intersection of State Highway 17 and State Highway 21. Proceed northeast towards Stanley, Idaho along State Highway 21.
Bonneville Campground is located at milepost 91.5.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Mountain BikingThe Warm Springs Trail and Link Trail are located west of the campground.
Campground CampingTotal of 22 sites.
River and Stream FishingThe Idaho Department of Fish and Game manages Warm Springs Creek and the South Fork of the Payette River as wild fisheries. No stocking occurs along the creek or river. However, fishing is a popular activity with rainbow trout and whitefish being the predominant species.
Day HikingHot Springs Trail (foot) - 0.2 miles.
Horse RidingA trail at the confluence of Warm Springs Creek and the South Fork of the Payette leads to Bonneville Hot Springs, approximately 1/4 mile from the trailhead.
The area consists of forested mountains along the South Fork of the Payette River. The historic Warm Springs Guard Station is located a few miles from the campground. An audio tour on tape for the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway (Hwy 21) is available at the Lowman Ranger Station during normal business hours. Stop by the office for additional information.