Weitas Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Weitas Campground is a very popular, no fee campground that’s located about 35 miles northeast of Pierce, just off Forest Service road [FSR] 250.  Much of the campground’s appeal comes from its location along the shady banks of Weitas Creek, just south of the North Fork of the Clearwater River (you cross a bridge to reach the campground.)  There are only six campsites, so Weitas Campground tends to fill quickly during the height of the summer recreation season.  Trail #20 runs south, and then east, out of the campground, providing miles of first-class bank fishing opportunities.  The trail eventually junctions with FSR 500, the Lolo Motorway.

At a Glance

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.
Best Season: Mid-May through October
Restrictions: Garbage services not available. Pack It In, Pack It Out.
Closest Towns: Orofino, ID
Water: No
Restroom: Yes, 2 toilets
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: North Fork Ranger District, 208-476-4541

General Information

Directions:

Directions – From U.S. Highway 12, via Pierce:

Take U.S. Highway 12 to Greer, ID, and turn east on State Highway 11. Follow Highway 11 for approximately 28 miles, toward Pierce, ID. You will pass through the small town of Weippe. One mile south of Pierce, turn right on Forest Service road 250 (French Mountain Road). Continue on FSR 250 for about 30 miles, until you reach the intersection of FSR 247 near Bungalow. Turn right and stay on FSR 250 for about four miles. Turn right onto the Weitas Creek Bridge. The campground is on the south side of the North Fork of t he Clearwater River.

Directions – From U.S. Highway 12, via Orofino:

Take U.S. Highway 12 to Orofino, ID. Cross the bridge that spans the main Clearwater River; Michigan Avenue takes off from the east end of the bridge. Continue driving east until the Michigan Avenue becomes Grangemont Road. Stay on Grangemont Road and make your way to the junction with State Highway 11, a distance of about 26 miles. Turn right on Highway 11 and drive south for approximately six miles; you will pass through the small town of Pierce. One mile south of Pierce, turn left on FSR 250 (French Mountain Road). Proceed on FSR 250 for about 30 miles, until you reach the intersection of FSR 247 near Bungalow. Turn right and stay on FSR 250 for about four miles. Turn right onto the Weitas Creek Bridge. The campground is on the south side of the North Fork of the Clearwater River.


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  Latitude : 
46.637561

  Longitude : 
-115.433064

  Elevation : 
4000'

 



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