Campsite at Heller Creek

Heller Creek Campground features 4 camp units and vault toilets. Please observe the Pack it In Pack it Out refuse policy. There is no potable water. Attractions include fishing in wild trout waters, the St. Joe Wild and Scenic River, Heller gravesite.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: High elevation site, access depends on snow. St. Joe Ranger District 208-245-2531
Operational Hours: NOTE: Due to road repair work on Forest Service Road 320, Heller Creek Campground will only be accessible on Saturdays and Sundays between August 10, 2022, and October 30, 2022. More info  
Fees: No fee is charged for the use of this facility.
Open Season: July - High elevation site, access depends on snow. - September
Closest Towns: Superior, Montana
Water: None
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Access 1: From Avery, Idaho drive 29 miles east on the St. Joe River Road (Forest Highway 50), turn south on Red Ives Road (#218) and proceed 10 miles to the Red Ives Information Center. At the information center turn east on Forest Road #320 (not suitable for passenger car travel) and proceed 13 miles to the campground entrance.

Access 2: From Superior, Montana drive 33 miles west on Forest Road #320 (suitable for passenger car travel) to the campground entrance.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping

There are dispersed camping opportunities on the nearby roads and trails. Attractions include fishing in wild trout waters, the beautiful St. Joe Wild and Scenic River, and the Heller gravesite.

River and Stream Fishing

There is fishing access to the St. Joe River.

Big Game Hunting

This campground is often used as a base camp for big game hunting in the area.

Viewing Wildlife

There is abundant wildlife to be seen in and around this area.

Viewing Scenery

Heller Creek Campground is located near the Wild portion of the St. Joe Wild and Scenic River.


Picnic sites are available here.
Reservation Info Picnic units are available on a first-come, first-served basis and there is no fee for their use.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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4700 feet