Area Status: Open

Take the opportunity to travel the lovely White Pine Scenic Byway, Idaho 6, north from the quaint town of Harvard, Idaho for just over 7 miles to visit this special site. Named after an enormous, 600 year old white pine that has since been cut down due to disease (but still resides in the campground!), this cozy and inviting campground has 14 developed sites, all resting in a lush forested setting. Many hiking trails are in the vicinity of the campground, including the National Recreation Trail 224A, the East Fork Meadows Creek Trail. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open seasonally. 2024 open season: May 20, 2024 - Oct. 30, 2024
Operational Hours: 2024 Campground operating season: 05/20/2024-10/01/2024. No water effective 9/30/2024.
Reservations: Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are 14 sites available.
Fees: $12 per night, $2 extra vehicle.
Open Season: May 20, 2024 - Oct. 30, 2024
  • Camper length maximum is 30 feet in the campground.
  • Garbage services not available. Pack It In, Pack It Out.
Closest Towns: Potlatch, ID
Water: Hand pump located near campground entrance
Restroom: Yes (4 total)
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Palouse Ranger District, 208-875-1131

General Information


Travel north on Highway 6/Whitepine Drive, 7.7 miles from Harvard, Idaho.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

14 developed sites

RV Camping

Day Hiking

Trail 221A: A.K.A. Old Sampson Connection Trail; 2.3 miles; approx. 1 hour; easy to moderate; follows corridor through old-growth forests along a meandering creek, well maintained, well signed. Begins ai junction with Road 3307 and the Giant White Pine Campground and ends at junction with Trail 221.

Trail 224: A.K.A. East Fork Meadow Creek Trail; 5.8 miles; approx. 4 hours; easy; Slight grade winding through old-growth forest gradually climbs to ridgetop; portion between Road 377 and East Fork Meadow Creek was reconstructed in 1999; somewhat hard to follow where passes through private ownerships.

Trail 224A, B and C: A.K.A. East Fork Meadow Creek National Recreation Trail; A-1.1 miles, B-.8 miles; C-1.1 miles; severely damaged in the floods of 1997, but is now well maintained and easy to follow, links the Giant White Pine Campground to Trail 224 and 226; goes by a wide variety of streamside vegetation; follows east Fork Meadow Creek; beaver dams easy viewed

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

OHV Trail Riding

Some motorcycle friendly trails are in the vicinity.


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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