Thompson Flat Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Thompson Flat Campground is a developed, fee picnic area and campground located near Lake Cleveland composed of 25 units; 21 units are individual units and 4 double units; 8 of these units are reservable through, and there are 3 group units. Group A can accommodate 40 people, Group B can accommodate 64 people and Group C can accommodate 56 people. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the campground entrance. This area is accessible for a season that varies usually between July and October. Reservations are available and recommended for both group sites. Sites are handicapped accessible. Campground amenities include toilets, tables and grills. The campground is well suited for tent and RV camping. A corral and trailhead for Skyline Trail are located at nearby Twin Lakes. The campground is a pack in/pack out area. Visitors can enjoy side trips to Lake Cleveland and to Mount Harrison.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Work needs to be done on the system so water is not available at this time.
Operational Hours: This Campground will be open for 4th of July weekend
Fees Single Unit/$8 night; Group Unit/$50 night Camping fees at Thompson Flat remain the same at $8.00 per site; this includes the sites within the new group areas as well.
Open Season: July
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 travelway/road; do not block traffic.
Closest Towns: Albion, ID
Operated By: Minidoka Ranger District. This campground is part of NRRS. Call 1-208-678-0430 for more informa

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From Albion, go east and south for 5.6 miles on ID 77, then 7.9 miles west on Forest Road #549 aka Howell Canyon Road. 

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