Montpelier Canyon Campground

Area Status: Open
Montpelier Canyon CG

Montpelier Canyon Campground is located next to Highway 89, along Montpelier Creek, at an elevation of 6,400 feet. Montpelier Reservoir is within five miles, offering fishing, boating and canoeing.

Natural Features:  The campground in situated in dense stands of willow, which help shelter the campground from traffic noise. Montpelier Creek runs alongside the campground.

Recreation:  Montpelier Creek offers rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout fishing. Many visitors make the short drive to Montpelier Reservoir for boating, canoeing and additional fishing opportunities. A boat ramp is located at the reservoir.

Facilities:  The campground offers 15 family sites, two of which are tent-only. Vault toilets are provided, but drinking water is not available. Roads and parking spurs within the campground are gravel and are very tight for large vehicles.

Nearby Attractions:  Beautiful Bear Lake straddles the Utah-Idaho border and is within a 35-minute drive of the campground. Outdoor activities abound at Bear Lake, with endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving, swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle riding opportunities. Sightseeing and scenic driving are popular activities as well.

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

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Fees: $10/Night for single unit, $5 Day use, $5/Extra vehicle  Open after season, First Come/First Served; No fee, No Toilets, No Water
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.33111, -111.23194
42°19'52"N, 111°13'55"W

The campground is located three miles east of Montpelier, Idaho, on U.S. Highway 89.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

hiking, fishing, photography, wildlife viewing. Less than 1 mile: berry picking, climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking
No. of Sites 15
Reservation Info
Fire Information yes
Sleeping Shelter no

River and Stream Fishing


Day Hiking

Horse Riding

Viewing Wildlife

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