Davis Canyon Campground

Area Status: Closed
Davis Canyon Campground Sign

Davis Canyon Campground is situated on St. Charles Creek a scenic canyon in the forests of southeast Idaho.

Natural Features: A mixed-growth conifer and aspen forest covers the campground. St. Charles Creek flows gently past the site.

Recreation: Nearby, the North Fork Trail and its associated trails access the Highline Trail #316. The Highline Trail is part of the National Trail System and is the area's premier trail. It stretches 55 miles along the backbone of the Wasatch Mountains and is open to hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and motorcyclists, attracting trail users from around the world.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game manages the river fisheries, providing excellent fishing most of the year, including in St. Charles Creek. In-season big game hunting is also a popular activity.

Facilities: This campground contains one accessible group site that can accommodate up to 40 people. The group site is made up of three smaller individual sites. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided, as are vault toilets. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Nearby Attractions: Minnetonka Cave, one of only two developed caves in the Forest Service, is a few miles from the campground. Guided cave tours are scheduled every 30 minutes daily from early June until Labor Day.

The Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge is just north of Bear Lake, offering excellent bird watching.

Bear Lake's Raspberry Days Festival occurs the first weekend in August every year, with a parade, fireworks, craft booths and a rodeo.

Open after season, First Come/First Served; No fee, No Toilets, No Water

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made at recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777.  Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance.
Fees: $12/Night for single unit, $51/Group site, $$6day, $12day/Day use, $5/Night for extra vehicle Open after season, First Come/First Served; No fee, No Toilets, No Water
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: St. Charles, ID
Water: No
Restroom: UNKNOWN Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: No water is available in the campground; nearest water is at Porcupine Campground approximately 2 miles away Site #1 is not part of the group and is available as a single site on a first come, first served basis Single sites can be used on a walk-in basis only if campground is not reserved This is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility; please bring garbage bags Parking is limited Off-road vehicle use is not allowed in the canyon There is no cell phone service

General Information


 Accessible vault toilets


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.10731, -111.48892
42°6'26"N, 111°29'20"W

Take U.S. Highway 89 north from Garden City, Utah, or south from Montpelier, Idaho, to St. Charles. Drive west from St. Charles along Forest Road 412 about 6 miles to the campground.

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