Mackay Bar Campground

Area Status: Open

Resting near the north bank of the mighty Salmon River, Mackay Bar campground offers three campsites, tables and fire grates. Parking is limited. Access to this campground is via a very rough, winding road with many tight switchbacks. Low-range, 4-wheel drive is recommended, with no trailers. Note: Be considerate of adjacent private ownership. Be Aware of rattlesnakes and poison ivy!

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Reservations: Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fees: No Fee.
Open Season: The campground is open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Restrictions: Garbage services not available. Pack It In, Pack It Out.
Closest Towns: Dixie, Idaho (very limited services)
Water: Surface - must treat for drinking
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: From State Highway 14, turn south on Red River-Dixie Road #222 and continue past the Red River Ranger Station (now closed), through Dixie Town, past the Dixie Guard Station and to the Salmon River (approximately 44 miles south of the Red River Ranger Station). Turn left and continue approximately 0.5 mile to the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

You're on the Salmon River and from this point you can fish, take a day hike, picnic and swim. You could stay longer and hunt big game or camp with your OHV in tow and take a road ride the next day.

River and Stream Fishing

Fish the Salmon River and tributaries.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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