Emerald Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

The Emerald Creek Garnet Area is CURRENTLY CLOSED but the campground is open. See Emerald Creek Garnet Area for current conditions.

Emerald Creek Campground features 18 camp units, potable water, and vault toilets.  a short distance from the campground. The Garnet Area is one of our most popular recreation sites where, for a small fee, one can dig for gem quality star garnets.

Mosquitos can be prolific throughout the season, consider bringing bug repellent.


At a Glance

Fees $10/ night ($5 for third vehicle)
Open Season: Memorial Day
Closest Towns: Clarkia, Idaho
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Drive 25 miles south of St. Maries on State Highway 3, then turn right on Road #447, travel approximately 6 miles to the Emerald Creek Campground.

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2500 feet