Flint Creek Trailhead

Flint Creek trailhead (designated as "American River" campground on the Forest Map) offers camp pads, a stock loading ramp, fire rings, hitching rails, meat pole and toilet. Flint Creek flows by the campsite. It serves as the trailhead for Flint Creek Trail #510.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
Water: Surface - must treat for drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: From Hwy. 14 in Elk City, turn north on American River Road in the center of town. Go past the school and the Elk City Ranger Station on the right. Continue on American River Road to the campground. 6.6 miles north of Elk City, via County Road #1859 or American River-Selway Road #443.

Recreation Map

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Day Hiking


Horse Camping

This trail is used mostly by horseback riders during the big game hunting season. Trout fishing is best in the narrow meadows which lie from 1 to 2 miles upstream from Flint Creek campsite. There are many water sources along the way to the intersection of the Flint Creek Trail and Boundary Trail #835, but all water must be treated before drinking.

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