Buttermilk Campground is located on the shore of beautiful Island Park Reservoir in Island Park, Idaho at an elevation of 6,200 feet. A mixed growth lodgepole pine forest provides partial shade and summer wildflowers are abundant. Island Park Reservoir offers boating, waterskiing, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing, as well as boat ramps and fish cleaning stations. There are 47 single sites, 6 double sites and 1 group site. There is a boat ramp.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Campground is open.|
|Operational Hours:||A Campground Host resides in the campground.|
|Reservations:||Some of these campsites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233826|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water|
|Fees:||Single Family Campsite - $20.00/day use or overnight
Double Family Campsite - $40.00/day use or overnight
Second Vehicle Charge – 7.00/car
IA Senior Pass – Single Site - $10.00/day use or overnight
Buttermilk Group Site : Friday/Saturday – $130.00/day use or overnight
Buttermilk Group Site : Sunday-Thursday - $65.00/day use or overnight
|Restrictions:||No All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) or Off-HighwayVehicles (OHVs)allowed in the park.|
From West Yellowstone, Montana travel south on Hwy. 20 for approximately 25 miles or 79 miles north of Idaho Falls, ID. Turn right on to the Yale - Kilgore Road (across from the Elk Creek Gas Station). You can either go ~1/2 mile and turn left or go 2 miles and turn left onto the Buttermilk Loop Road. Buttermilk Campground is at the bottom of the Loop.
Buttermilk Campground offers running water, vault toilets and bear-proof garbage dumpsters.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Camping, Fishing, and Boating
|No. of Sites||53 campsites and 1 group site|
The Group Site has nine campsites: Four double sites and 5 single sites, restrooms, water, volleyball area and a large parking lot. It can accomodate up to 120 people.
The Campground offers five boat docks with a concrete loading ramp. Diving and waterskiing from the docks is prohibited. A large parking area near the boat ramp provides parking for boat trailers and fisherman.
Lake and Pond Fishing
Island Park Reservoir
The Island Park Reservoir was created by an earthfilled dam, that was built in 1938. the dam is 91 feet high and 1250 feet long. Various species of fish abound in the Reservoir, including kokanee salmon, rainbow and cutthroat trout. The Reservoir provides boating, fishing and water skiing opportunities.
River and Stream Fishingfishing
|Boat ramp:||Island Park Reservoir|