Rocky Bluff Campground

Area Status: Open

Located on the cusp of the magical and mysterious Gospel-Hump Wilderness, hikers, campers, anglers, hunters and families alike will find four campsites with parking, picnic tables, firerings and a trailhead marking a trail which skirts the edge of the Wilderness. Campground area does not offer adequate room to maneuver towed trailers much longer than 15 feet, but pickup campers and mini motor homes would have little difficulty.  Nearby fishing opportunities in Slate Creek, together with many historical mining sites in the vicinity makes Rocky Bluff Campground a unique and fun destination.

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.
  • This is rugged wild country with no cell phone service.
  • Garbage services not available. Pack It In, Pack It Out.
Closest Towns: Grangeville, Idaho
Water: No water.
Restroom: 1 single toilet.
Information Center: Salmon River Ranger District, 208-839-2211

General Information

Directions: 19 miles up Slate Creek Road #354 from its junction with Highway 95 (1/2 mile north of Slate Creek Ranger Station) to its junction with the Grangeville Salmon Road #221, then one mile in an easterly direction to the campground access at the bridge crossing Slate Creek.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Sites are adequate for small to medium sized tents.

This area can accommodate small tow trailers or motor homes - there is not enough room to turn around the larger vehicles.

Rocky Bluff Campground is situated adjacent to the Grangeville-Salmon Road #221 and along side the old Florence Road #643 and offers access to the old mining areas of Florence Basin.

River and Stream Fishing

Fish the North Fork of Slate Creek

Day Hiking

Hike to the Old Adams Ranger Station and discoover some interesting history about the area. 

Interpretive Areas

If you are a history buff, plan on exploring the Florence Historic Mining District from here or visit some of the many other historic locations in the area.

Scenic Driving

Drive out Forest Road 221 to the Upper Gospel Lake Viewpoint and the Square Mountain Viewpoint, both of which command expansive views of the wilderness.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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