Alpine North Loop Campground


Area Status: Closed
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Alpine North Loop Campground is located in beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming at an elevation of 5,640 feet. The cozy town of Alpine is just 2 miles west. Visitors enjoy boating and fishing on Palisades Reservoir, and day-tripping to Jackson and Grand Teton National Park.

Natural Features: The campground is situated near Palisades Reservoir in a forest of lodgepole pines, which provide partial shade. The campground is relatively flat and some sites offer views of Star Valley. Summer wildflowers are abundant. Wind and summer thunderstorms should be expected.

Recreation: Palisades Reservoir is very close, with excellent boating, water skiing, swimming and canoeing. Lake and shore fishing for wild and stocked cutthroat trout is very popular. Brown trout, Kokanee salmon and Mackinaw trout can also be found. 

Boat ramps are located 2 miles away in Alpine and about 10 miles away near Blowout Campground, off Highway 26.

The Grey's River, Salt River and Snake River merge nearby, offering great fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.

The Palisades Creek Trail begins nearby, leading hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders to beautiful Upper Palisades Lake and expansive views of Swan Valley.

Facilities: The campground offers three group sites that can accommodate up to 50 people each, with picnic tables and campfire rings with grills. Single and double sites are available as well, some have stairs from the parking spur to the site pad. 

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but there is no electricity. Roads and parking spurs within the site are gravel. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Nearby Attractions: The town of Alpine is just 2 miles east. The popular Mountain Days Celebration is held annually in June, complete with arts and crafts shows, food, live music, a horseshoe tournament, authentic pioneer village and Native American dancers.

Jackson, Wyoming is 40 miles north, with restaurants, shops, galleries and ski resorts with summer activities. 

Grand Teton National Park is approximately 55 miles north, with boating, fishing, hiking, canoeing and outstanding mountain scenery. 

The Snake River and Swan Valley offer more great fishing and boating, as well as rafting, canoeing and numerous trails for hiking, biking, horseback and ATV riding.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opens May 14
Reservations: Sites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or www.recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $50/Group Standard nonelectric | $12/RV Nonelectric | $12/Standard Nonelectric | $24/Standard Nonelectric Premium | and $6/Night for extra vehicle. Day Use Fee is $6/day
Open Season: Mid May
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Alpine, Wy
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Interagency Senior Pass and Interagency Access Pass will be receive a discount on single sites only.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: ATVs/OHVs are not allowed, except for entering and exiting purposes only A $5 fee will be collected for each extra vehicle at the campground

General Information

Directions:

Southeastern Idaho; From Idaho Falls, ID go on Highway 26, 70 miles southeast, travelling past the beautiful Palisades Reservoir. Campground is on the west side of the highway just before the Wyoming state line. Western Wyoming, 40 miles south of Jackson Hole. Go 2 miles west of Alpine Wyoming on Highway 26. Campground located along highway.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Sand Play

Shoreline offers many family activities; Swimming, tubing, boating, and water skiing.

Campground Camping

Campground offers 10 single units, 6 double units which can be reserved by calling (877)444-6777 or visiting www.recreation.gov.

No. of Sites 10 Single, 6 Double
Reservation Info (877)444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.
Fire Information Yes
Fees: $12/night single units, $24/night double units

Group Camping

3 Group Sites are available for your Family Reunion, Organization Function or for a group of friends wanting to get away.

No. of Sites 3
Reservation Info www.recreation.gov
Fire Information Yes
No. of Accessible sites 1 Group site - Gravel
Fees: $35/Night for 25 people, $1/person thereafter
Reservation required?: Y

Lake and Pond Fishing

Palisades Reservoir is very close, with excellent boating, waterskiing, swimming, and canoeing. Lake and shore fishing for wild and stocked cutthroat trout is very popular. Brown trout, kokanee salmon, and mackinaw trout can also be found. Ice Fishing in the winter on Palisades Reservoir is very popular.

Permit: Idaho Waters; Any boat that is registered in Idaho or another state, and any non-motorized vessel (canoe, kayak, raft, drift boat, etc.) will be required to purchase and display IISF stickers in order to legally launch and operate in Idaho. Inflatable, non-motorized vessels must be less than 10 feet in length to be exempted from this requirement.

Wyoming Waters; All watercraft using Wyoming waters are required to display an Aquatic Invasive Species decal.  Inflatables 10 feet or less in length are exempt.  Buy Your AIS Decal Online Here or at a License Selling Agent

River and Stream Fishing

Greys River, Salt River, and South Fork of the Snake River merge nearby, offering additional great river fishing. Indian Creek, McCoy Creek and Big Elk Creek offer great stream fishing. 

Permit: Any boat that is registered in Idaho or another state, and any non-motorized vessel (canoe, kayak, raft, drift boat, etc.) will be required to purchase and display IISF stickers in order to legally launch and operate in Idaho. Inflatable, non-motorized vessels must be less than 10 feet in length to be exempted from this requirement.

Viewing Wildlife

Alpine Wildlife Viewing Area is located about 2 miles south of Alpine on Hwy 89. Developed viewing site with viewing building and interpretive signs are available. A large parking area will accommodate larger vehicles. 

Amenities

Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Parking:
Toilets:
Accessible: 1 Group site - Gravel
Boat ramp:
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.19639

  Longitude : 
-111.04111

  Elevation : 
5600