Poet Creek Campground

Area Status: Open

Poet Creek Campground is situated in tall timber. Four stock mangers are located south of the campground.

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.
Best Season: May-October
  • Stock is not permitted in the campground.
  • Not recommended for low-clearance vehicles, motor homes or vehicles towing trailers.
  • Garbage services not available. Pack It In, Pack It Out.
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
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 onto Red River-Dixie Road #222. Follow Road #222 past Red River Ranger Station (now closed) to its junction with Nezperce Trail Road #468. Turn east onto Road #468 and follow approximately 25 miles to the campground. A toilet is available.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

At this location you can camp with the OHV and head out for a road ride the next day. Or if you prefer, bring along your horse and take advantage of nearby trails. If by foot is your preferred method of travel you will find short and long hikes near here.


Horse Riding

Viewing Scenery

OHV Road Riding

Scenic Driving

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