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:||The campground is closed for the 2022 season.|
|Operational Hours:||Closed for the 2022 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:||Single Family Campsite A, B, & C Loops
$20.00/day use or overnight
$40.00/day use or overnight
IA Senior Pas – Single site A, B, & C Loops
$10.00/day use or overnight
$50.00/day use or overnight
Second Vehicle Charge $7.00/car
|Restrictions:||No ATVs or OHVs allowed.|
From Ashton, ID travel north on Hwy 20 for 15 miles. Turn right on Riverside Campground Rd and go 1.2 miles.
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||55 Single Sites, 1 Double site, 1 Group site|
The group site is reservable.
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.
|Boat ramp:||Yes, Henry's Fork of the Snake River|