Federal Gulch Campground and Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Federal Gulch Campground is a non-fee, non-reservation campground located on the East Fork of the Wood River. The campground is composed of 3 campsites on the East Fork of the Wood River. The trailhead provides access to Federal Gulch Tr. No. 169, which connects to the remote and seldom-visited Little Wood River country. The campground is generally accessible May through October. Campground amenities include a vault toilet is located in the campground, and each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Stock is permitted in designated areas and hitching rails are provided.

At a Glance

Reservations: Not accepted.
Fees: Non-fee campground.
Usage: Light
Best Season: June - September
Busiest Season: October during hunting season.
Restrictions: Camping limit 16 days.
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Ketchum Ranger District, Sawtooth National Forest

General Information


From Ketchum, go south on ID 75 approximately 6 miles to the East Fork Big Wood River/Greenhorn Gulch traffic light, then go east (left) on Forest Road #118 approximately 12 miles, through the old mining town of Triumph, along the East Fork of the Wood River, to reach Federal Gulch Campground. 

General Notes:

No potable water is provided at Federal Gulch Campground or within the East Fork Big Wood River drainage. 

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Open Season: November
Best Season: July-September

Day Hiking


Horse Riding



Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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6790 ft.