Caribou Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Caribou Campground is composed of 7 campsites which are first-come, first-serve, and is situated in a pine overstory near the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Visitor Center. Popular trail heads in the area include North Fork, West Fork, East Fork, and Murdock Creek. The trails in Northfork Canyon lead to Murdock Creek, Amber Lakes, Window Lake and into the Hemingway-Boulder Wilderness Area with views of Ryan Peak, Kent Peak, Glassford peak and Silver Peak in the Hemingway-Boulder mountains all of which are over 11,000 feet in elevation.. This is a terrific area for fishing in the Big Wood river and Murdock creek, hiking, and the wildlife viewing is tremendous. RV's and trailers are not recommended for this campground because of the inability to turn around once you enter.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: There is no water available at this campground. Potable water is accessible at the North Fork dump station.
Operational Hours: This campground is open.
Reservations: All sites are first-come, first-serve. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets,Parking
Fees $14 per night with one vehicle and $7 per night for a 2nd vehicle. 
Open Season: May - September
Restrictions: Please keep pets on a leash. 10 day maximum stay length for campsites. Campers must occupy the site the first night and cannot go more than 24 hours thereafter without occupying the site. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed in any of the designated wilderness areas. 
Closest Towns: Ketchum, Idaho. 
Water: No Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: For general information please contact the Sawtooth NRA at (208)727-5000 or the Stanley Ranger Station at (208)774-3000.

General Information


From Ketchum, go north 8 miles on ID 75, then turn of highway at the recreation area Headquarters and go northeast about 2 miles on Forest Road #146, turning left at the sign for the campground.

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6300 ft.