Bear Gulch Campground

Area Status: Open

Bear Gulch Campground is a developed campground composed of 8 individual units and 1 group unit near the Shoshone Wildlife Pond. The area is suitable for trailer and tent camping. This area is accessible for a season that varies usually between May and October. Campground amenities include toilets and the facilities are handicapped accessible. A short trail from the campground goes to the pond which is fenced to provide habitat for bird and wildlife species; fishing is available in the creek and pond. For equestrians, there is a barrier-free stock loading ramp and corral near the campground. The area is a winter play area from December through March.

At a Glance

Open Season: May
Restrictions:  Occupancy: The following act is prohibited within the Minidoka Ranger District: Pursuant to 36 CFR 262.58 (a), camping in any area including a developed recreation site or an undeveloped/dispersed recreation site for more than 14 (fourteen) days in a 28 (twenty-eight) day period.  A camper or a group of persons camping together must move off of National Forest lands within the Minidoka Ranger District for a minimum of 14 days after camping for 14 days.  Campers who remain longer than 14 consecutive days and/or camp more than 14 days within a 28 day period may receive violation notices and fines under the authority described under Special Order Number: 0414-01-028. For more information contact the Minidoka Ranger District Office in Burley, ID 208-678-0430. No Horses are allowed in the campground.  Limit 2 vehicles (autos) per site.  Vehicles must be parked on gravel spurs provided.  Do not park on the road; do not block traffic.
Operated By: Minidoka Ranger District. This campground is not part of NRRS. Call 1-208-678-0439 for more informa

General Information


From Twin Falls take US 93 west and south 27 miles to Foothills Road. Go east and south 8 miles, then north on Forest Road #500 and Forest Road #513.

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5960 ft.