Red Mailbox Campsite

Area Status: Open

Heavily used by hunters, Red Mailbox Campsite provides camp pads, a corral and loading ramp. The site got its name from the historic, large red "mailbox" at the site which was used to deliver mail to outlying ranchers in years past.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Open Season: The campground is open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Usage: Light
Best Season: May-October
Restrictions: Garbage services not available. Pack It In, Pack It Out.
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
Water: No
Restroom: No
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) approximately 3 miles to the junction with Road #1190. Turn east (left) onto Road #1190 to the intersection with forest roads 9550, 9508, and 421.


Dispersed Camping

Red Mailbox is popular for big game hunting and OHV road riding.

Horse Camping

Red Mailbox campsite provides three camp pads, a corral and loading ramp.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities