Warm River Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Warm River CG

Warm River Campground is located on its namesake in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest of southwestern Idaho. Visitors love the campground for its river tubing opportunities. Fishing and hiking are popular as well.

Natural Features: The campground is situated along the slow-moving Warm River at an elevation of 5,200 feet. Thickets of willow line the riverbanks and pine trees offer partial shade.

Recreation: Warm River is a popular location for tubing and fishing. Anglers cast for whitefish, brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Numerous hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails are in the immediate area, leading to natural springs, waterfalls and old railroad lines and tunnels.

Facilities: The campground offers one large group site that can accommodate up to 100 guests. Several single sites are also available, 11 of which are for tent camping only. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Nearby Attractions: Ashton, Idaho, about 9 miles away, offers gas and grocery services.  Island Park is nearby, with numerous lakes, rivers, streams and trails, offering plentiful outdoor activities for visitors of all ages.  Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are within a couple hour's drive as well, with outstanding scenery and wildlife.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is open for late season camping with limited services. No water or garbage services.
Reservations: Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov.  Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Single Family Campsite - $15.00/day use or overnight Single Family Campsite- $21.00 (electricity/water)
Double Family Campsite - $30.00/day use or overnight
IA Senior Pass – Single Site - $7.50/dayuse or overnight Warm River Group Site : Friday and Saturday – $150.00/day-use or overnight
Warm River Group Site : Sunday - Thursday - $75.00/day-use or overnight Second Vehicle Charge – 7.00/car
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: July and August
Closest Towns: Ashton, ID
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: RVs over 30 feet in length and/or any single vehicle over 15,000 pounds are not permitted on the bridge in the campground that accesses sites 6-13 $6 fee for extra vehicles Off-road vehicles not permitted Please bring reservation confirmation to the campground First Come/First Served sites may be available without reservation.

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.12, -111.31361
44°7'12"N, 111°18'49"W

From Ashton, Idaho, travel northeast on Highway 47 to Warm River. Turn right onto Fish Creek Road and continue 1/4-mile to the campground entrance.

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets 5 toilet buildings
Tent camping
Camping trailer
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