Blowout Campground

Area Status: Closed
Blowout Campground Sign

Blowout Campground is located on Highwy 26, approxiametly 58 miles southeast of Idaho Falls, ID.  Aspens and tall lodgepole pines partially shade the campground.  Blowout Boat Ramp is located down the hill from the campgroud and is on the Palisades Reservoir. Fishing for Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, Brown Trout, Lake Trout and Kokanee, motorized and non-motorized boating activities are all popular on the reservoir.  The Blowout Campground has 11 single units and 4 double units. Full time campground host located on site. Firewood is for sale at campground.


First Come/First Served; Dry Camping (No Host, Bathrooms locked); No Fee after Fall Closure

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Closed for normal season, but still accessible, no host, no water, no bathrooms. 
Reservations: All Sites are First Come, First Served.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $12/Night for single unit, $24/Night for double unit, $6/Night for extra vehicle, $6/Day for Day Use Fees.
Open Season: Mid May
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes:  Interagency Senior Pass and Interagency Access Pass will receive a discount on Single sites only.
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Idaho Falls, ID go about 58 miles southeast on US Hwy 26.

From Alpine, WY go about 12 miles northwest on US Hwy 26.



Campground Camping

No. of Sites 15
Reservation Info Not reservable; First Come, First Served
Fire Information Yes

Lake and Pond Fishing

Blowout Boat Ramp is just down the hill and offers excellent fishing for Cutthroat trout, Brook trout, Rainbow trout and occasional Kokanee salmon.

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing on the South Fork of the Snake River for Yellowstone Cutthroat, Rainbow Trout and Whitefish are just minutes away from the Blowout Campground.

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing on the Palisades Reservoir is a very popular winter activity.

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized





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Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Fee charged for some activities: Extra Vehicle Charge
Boat ramp: ADA Boat Docks
Drinking water:

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