Big Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photo of Big Creek Campground9 camp units, vault toilets, day use area, Pack it In Pack it Out waste management system. Fishing, National Recreation Trails, hunting, berry picking, hiking, site of former Civilian Conservation Corps camp.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/12/20 update:  Open
Fees $10/ night and $5.00 for third vehicles.
Open Season: June 19, 2020
Closest Towns: St. Maries, Idaho
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Drive 24 miles east of St. Maries, Idaho to Calder on the St. Joe River Road. Then follow County Road 5 miles east, then 3 miles north on Big Creek Road #537.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Big Game Hunting

Big Creek Campground is often used in the fall as a base camp for hunters.

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Grouse hunting is popular in the Big Creek area.

Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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2400 feet