Riverside Campground

Area Status: Closed
Riverside campground Sign

Riverside Campground is located 15 miles north of Ashton, Idaho near beautiful Island Park, in a quiet area along the banks of Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Lodgepole pines provide partial shade, aspens dot the landscape, and summer wildflowers are abundant. Henry's Fork has great fly-fishing for rainbow and brook trout; tubing, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting are also popular on the river. Wildlife can be frequently spotted throughout the area. This campground has 55 single units, 1 double site and 1 group site. It provides drinking water and restrooms. It has a boat ramp, is a great fishing area and provides drinking water, restrooms and picnic tables.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is closed for the season.
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777   https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232222
Area Amenities: Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: For current fees, please go to Recreation.gov
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: No ATVs or OHVs allowed.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Ashton, ID travel north on Hwy 20 for 15 miles. Turn right on Riverside Campground Rd and go 1.2 miles.

General Notes:

Four miles north on Highway 20 the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway takes off to the right.  Upper and Lower Mesa Falls are located on the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway.  Boardwalks and viewing platforms give a spectacular panorama of the Upper Falls.  Mesa Falls Lodge is open during the summer months for infomation.  Books and trinkets are also available to buy.  The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway continues south to Ashton and rejoins Highway 20.

Three miles north on Highway 20 is Harriman State Park, a wildlife refuge featuring Blue Ribbon trout fishing (fly fishing, catch and release), trumpter swans, elk, moose and various waterfowl.  The park offeres hiking/bicycle trails, guidied tours of the historic ranch buildings, and a horseback riding concession.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

"Click here for a site map of the Campground"

No. of Sites 55 Single Sites, 1 Double site, 1 Group site
Reservation Info https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232222

RV Camping

Group Camping

The group site is reservable.

Fees: $35.00

River and Stream Fishing

The Henry's Fork of the Snake River is renowned for its fishing.  the area upstream from the campground is restricted to catch and release fly fishing and artifical lures with a single barbless hook.  The area downstream from the campground has a two fish limit.  There is a boat launch area in the campground.  All boaters MUST exti no farther downstream than Hatchery Ford due to Sheep Falls and the Upper and Lower Mesa Falls.  It is recommended that only expert boaters float past Riverside Campground to Hatchery Ford.



Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Toilets: Vault
Accessible: Yes
Boat ramp: Yes, Henry's Fork of the Snake River
Drinking water: Yes

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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