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:||Closes September 30th.|
|Reservations:||All sites are first-come, first-serve.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||Sawtooth NRA Camping Fees and Information|
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Restrictions:||Please keep pets on a leash. All occupancy (includes developed/dispersed camping, boats, boat trailers, travel trailers, tents, etc): Occupancy limit is 10 days in a 30 day period within a 30 mile radius for all of SNRA. 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.|
|Information Center:||For information contact Recreation Resource Management of America at (928) 537-8888.|
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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River and Stream Fishing